alloy (something) with

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alloy (something) with

1. Literally, to melt different metals together. Can I alloy this metal with copper?
2. By extension, to combine two things (typically two aspects or traits of someone or something). Ellen has been so successful because she alloyed her dedication with her natural talent.
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alloy something with something

 
1. Lit. to combine one molten metal into another molten metal. Is it possible to alloy copper with nickel? The copper has been alloyed \ with nickel.
2. Fig. to combine one quality or attribute with another. She alloyed her courage with a helping of wisdom. Her courage has been alloyed with wisdom.
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Klaban's work also noted that "by addition of Sb to cast iron, it is almost certain that one will prevent precipitation of ferrite in connection with super-cooled forms of graphite as opposed to alloying with Sn.
Ultra-high-molecular-weight (UHMW) PE particles, surface modified through a proprietary gas-treatment process that creates reactive sites for alloying with nylons, polyurethanes and epoxies, was unveiled at the conference by Air Products & Chemicals Inc.