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.
See also: alloy
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Bochvar et al., "Structure and properties of Cu alloys alloying with Cr and Hf after equal channel angular pressing," Advanced Materials Research, vol.
Possibility of improvement of high-temperature properties of titanium alloys by means of their alloying with niobium, tungsten and silicon was established.
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." He also observed that "Sb partially suppressed the super-cooled forms of graphite (Types B, D and E) and promoted more Type A flakes."
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., Allentown, Pa.
An iron metallurgically designed for high fatigue strength provided the highest fatigue strength in the as-cast as well as the austempered condition by using low Mn, low residuals, alloying with Ni, Cu, and Mo, and filtering.