lower in value by increasing the base-metal content
the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something
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"
mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"
combine into one; "blend the nuts and raisins together"; "he blends in with the crowd"; "We don't intermingle much"
blend or harmonize; "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs"
the act of blending components together thoroughly
a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings; "`smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog'"; "`motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor' and `hotel'"; "`brunch' is a well-known portmanteau"
an occurrence of thorough mixing
A dish of stewed meat of different kinds.
A mixture, medley.
emotional agitation and excitement
to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"
a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event; "he made a great splash and then disappeared"
move an implement through; "stir the soup"; "stir my drink"; "stir the soil"
stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"
Slang term for prison, in UK
mix or add by stirring; "Stir nuts into the dough"
summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"
a rapid active commotion
move very sligh
noticeable heterogeneity; "a diversity of possibilities"; "the range and variety of his work is amazing"
a difference that is usually pleasant; "he goes to France for variety"; "it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"
a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances
(biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differ from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics; "varieties are frequently recognized in botany"
a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"