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

Definition of intermix

transitive verb

: to mix together

intransitive verb

: to become mixed together

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Other Words from intermix

intermixture \ ˌin-​tər-​ˈmiks-​chər How to pronounce intermixture (audio) \ 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 And intermixed with all that was a lot of performance and a little bit of comedy. Dan Snierson,, "Living With Yourself creator breaks down surprise ending of Paul Rudd's clone comedy, MVP cameo," 18 Oct. 2019 Housing will be intermixed with breweries, restaurants, a Makers Plaza for craftsmen, as well as potential office space. San Diego Union-Tribune, "After mostly residential buildings, Chula Vista’s Millenia eyes first office project," 2 Oct. 2019 The video is intermixed with asides to the camera from students and instructors who give lessons on how to react during a shooting. Mahita Gajanan, Time, "Baylor University Mass Shooting Training Video Depicts Students Being Gunned Down," 6 Sep. 2019 Over the next few thousand years, the groups in north and south India intermixed, leading to the modern population’s complex ancestral mix. Michael Price, Science | AAAS, "Genome of nearly 5000-year-old woman links modern Indians to ancient civilization," 5 Sep. 2019 Traditional rituals and beliefs, such as ancestor worship, were intermixed with Catholic rites. National Geographic, "400 years ago, enslaved Africans first arrived in Virginia," 13 Aug. 2019 Cutting-edge techniques such as ancient DNA analysis can also reveal a huge amount of information about how people moved and intermixed. Stephanie Pappas, Scientific American, "Viking History Is Melting Away in Greenland," 11 July 2019 The upper patio is more akin to a breezy gazebo, with rattan chairs and wall covers intermixed with verdant hanging vines. Washington Post, "Forget the library: The best place to lose yourself in a book is one of these bars," 8 July 2019 But Singh’s intermixed plot of mango trees, rows of garlic bulbs, and cow milking sheds loom in the heat waves like a lush oasis. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "India is in a historic water crisis. Will diverting 30 rivers solve it?," 6 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of intermix

1542, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for intermix

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

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12 Nov 2019

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The first known use of intermix was in 1542

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English Language Learners Definition of intermix

: to mix together

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