admixture

noun
ad·​mix·​ture | \ ad-ˈmiks-chər How to pronounce admixture (audio) \

Definition of admixture

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

Examples of admixture in a Sentence

an alloy that includes a small admixture of silver an admixture of rose petals and lavender for a fragrant potpourri
Recent Examples on the Web Lives turn out through some admixture of genes, environment, luck and pluck. Michael Shermer, WSJ, 28 Mar. 2022 There was always an admixture of delight, which tempered any inclination to be sniffish about the Americana that Thiebaud painted. Washington Post, 27 Dec. 2021 The research found that the Tarim Basin mummies showed no sign of admixture (a scientific term for having babies) with other groups that lived at the same time. Katie Hunt, CNN, 27 Oct. 2021 Once a week in Houser’s apartment, the duo would power through creative sessions fueled by an admixture of anchovy onion pizza, diet Cokes, and cigarettes. Ade D. Adeniji, Wired, 27 Oct. 2021 Their daring admixture of styles, materials and scales reads like a mission statement for a style that neither idolizes modern technology nor romanticizes the past. New York Times, 2 Aug. 2021 The impulse can act as a sort of muscle relaxant, a release valve that also, perhaps not incidentally, corresponds to periods of persistent discomfort or despair, or some kind of admixture of the two. Will Stephenson, Harper's Magazine, 20 July 2021 Wastewater, by its very nature, is an admixture of material from lots of different households. Megan Molteni, STAT, 17 June 2021 Heavily influenced by jazz, Batiste’s music brings forth an admixture of concert-goers. Allison Hazel, Essence, 9 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of admixture

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for 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 mix entry 1") + -ūra -ure

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“Admixture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/admixture. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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