in·​ter·​mix ˌin-tər-ˈmiks How to pronounce intermix (audio)
intermixed; intermixing; intermixes

transitive verb

: to mix together

intransitive verb

: to become mixed together
intermixture noun

Examples of intermix in a Sentence

When they talk, they often intermix English and Spanish. intermixed the ingredients just until there were no more lumps in the batter
Recent Examples on the Web Such ephemeral accommodations are a drastic change for Antakya, a city with thousands of years of history, where intermixed churches and mosques recalled an ecumenical past, shoppers bought local sweets and cheeses in an arched bazaar and flowering bougainvillea climbed the walls of stone houses. Nimet Kirac Nicole Tung, New York Times, 1 Oct. 2023 Bias, toxicity, and hate are intermixed with the useful signals that enable AI to solve meaningful problems. Chris Hyams, Fortune, 21 Sep. 2023 Even for those who can't tell a sconce from a suspender, the South Carolina native's sumptuous Slow Cal–inflected aesthetic is easy to spot, thanks to its surprise-and-delight intermixing of color, texture, and materiality along with an unwavering sense of place. Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, 22 Aug. 2023 The beer no doubt helps to wash down D.C.'s best food truck fare intermixed with the countless beer tents. Emily Cappiello, Travel + Leisure, 2 Aug. 2023 In interleaved practice, the problems were intermixed. John Dunlosky, Scientific American, 1 Jan. 2015 Analyses of its reconstructed tree pointed to an origin for the sequence, not in Africa but in East Asia around 1.5 million years ago, implying that the DNA came from an archaic Asian species that intermixed with the H. sapiens originally from Africa. Michael F. Hammer, Scientific American, 1 Oct. 2016 Ancient humans tended to intermix. Sam Walters, Discover Magazine, 4 Aug. 2022 Use this stoneware pitcher to water plants, and then leave it out on display on a nearby shelf or intermixed with a stylish assortment of pots and containers. Megan Boettcher, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


back-formation from obsolete intermixt intermingled, from Latin intermixtus, past participle of intermiscēre to intermix, from inter- + miscēre to mix — more at mix

First Known Use

1542, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of intermix was in 1542

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“Intermix.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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in·​ter·​mix ˌint-ər-ˈmiks How to pronounce intermix (audio)
: to mix together
intermixture noun

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