Combine

Com*bine"

, v. i. 1. To form a union; to agree; to coalesce; to confederate.
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You with your foes combine,
And seem your own destruction to design
Dryden.
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So sweet did harp and voice combine.
Sir W. Scott.
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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.
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3. (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.
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Combining weight (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, a.
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