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mixture

noun mix·ture \ˈmiks-chər\

: something made by combining two or more ingredients

: a combination of different things

: the act of mixing two or more things together

Full Definition of MIXTURE

1
a :  the act, the process, or an instance of mixing
b (1) :  the state of being mixed
(2) :  the relative proportions of constituents; especially :  the proportion of fuel to air produced in a carburetor
2
:  a product of mixing :  combination: as
a :  a portion of matter consisting of two or more components in varying proportions that retain their own properties
b :  a fabric woven of variously colored threads
c :  a combination of several different kinds

Examples of MIXTURE

  1. Stir the sugar and butter until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  2. Now add eggs to the mixture.
  3. Pour the cake mixture into a well-greased pan and bake.

Origin of MIXTURE

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin mixtura, from mixtus
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

Rhymes with MIXTURE

mixture

noun mix·ture \ˈmiks-chər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MIXTURE

:  a product of mixing: as a :  a portion of matter consisting of two or more components in varying proportions that retain their own properties b :  an aqueous liquid medicine :  potion; specifically :  a preparation in which insoluble substances are suspended in watery fluids by the addition of a viscid material (as gum, sugar, or glycerol)

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