alloy (

     n 1: a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or
          metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together
          or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an
          alloy of zinc and copper" [syn: metal]
     2: the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of
        something [syn: admixture]
     v 1: lower in value by increasing the base-metal content; of
          metals [syn: debase]
     2: make an alloy of (metals)