Com*bine", v. i. 1. To form a union; to agree; to coalesce; to confederate.
You with your foes combine,Dryden.
And seem your own destruction to design
So sweet did harp and voice combine.Sir W. Scott.
2. To unite by affinity or natural attraction; as, two substances, which will not
combine of themselves, may be made to
combine by the intervention of a third.
(Card Playing) In the game of casino, to play a card which will take two or more cards whose aggregate number of pips equals those of the card played.
(Chem.), that proportional weight, usually referred to hydrogen as a standard, and for each element fixed and exact, by which an element unites with another to form a distinct compound. The combining weights either are identical with, or are multiples or submultiples of, the atomic weight. See
Atomic weight, under Atomic,
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