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

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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 So, too is that admixture of high glamour and drawstring comfort that defines the actual relationship between Hollywood and fashion. New York Times, "Tom Ford’s ‘Very L.A.’ Show," 9 Feb. 2020 That odd admixture of cultures is where snooker gets its old-school charm and humor. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Vintage Snooker," 1 May 2020 Tom Elliot, the play’s leading man, is not unlike Toomer: cruel, curious, naïve, self-involved, cluelessly sexist, an essentialist obsessed with racial and regional admixture, a vague but expansive theorizer even when the moment calls for concision. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, "Jean Toomer’s Odd, Keening “A Drama of the Southwest”," 23 Mar. 2020 Instead, view him as a flawed, complex political figure whose admixture of vanity and pragmatism is resulting in a political agenda that is less hostile to Christianity than its alternatives. Andrew T. Walker, National Review, "Understanding Why Religious Conservatives Would Vote for Trump," 10 Feb. 2020 Rather than a two-sided conflict between masters and slaves, the 1760–1761 revolt was the volatile admixture of many journeys and military campaigns. Vincent Brown, Time, "How One Man's Story Offers a New Way to Understand Slave Insurrection," 17 Jan. 2020 Some artists such as the late Andy Warhol and pop sculptor Jeff Koons have thrived on the volatile admixture that media, celebrity and Wall Street money brings to the art world. Los Angeles Times, "How the rich get spending money: Locking fine art in storage and borrowing against it," 1 Aug. 2019 Zhang, a charismatic entrepreneur, conveyed a curious admixture of economic determinism and capitalism that paired well with the communist and Chinese flags that flanked his desk. Michael D. Breidenbach, The Atlantic, "Raising the American Flag Made in China," 4 July 2018 On Disc 3, the Spike Orchestra fuses klezmer with surf rock in an oddly resonant admixture, run through the apparatus of a jazz big band. Jon Pareles, New York Times, "The Playlist: Pearl Jam Kicks Up a Fury, and 9 More New Songs," 16 Mar. 2018

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of admixture

technical : something added by mixing
: something formed by mixing

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