admixture

noun ad·mix·ture \ ad-ˈmiks-chər \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of admixture

1 a : the action of mixing
b : the fact of being mixed
2 a : something added by mixing
b : a product of mixing : mixture

Examples of admixture in a Sentence

  1. an alloy that includes a small admixture of silver

  2. an admixture of rose petals and lavender for a fragrant potpourri

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Origin and Etymology of admixture

probably borrowed from New Latin admixtūra, from Latin admixtus (past participle of admiscēre "to add as an ingredient, mix (one thing with another)," from ad- ad- + miscēre "to 1mix") + -ūra -ure


ADMIXTURE Defined for English Language Learners

admixture

noun

Definition of admixture for English Language Learners

  • : something added by mixing

  • : something formed by mixing



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