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 Overall juicy wine with cassis flavors intermixed with fresh red strawberries with a touch of plush fruit on the palate with incredibly silky tannins. Cathrine Todd, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2024 We might be puzzled about what generative AI was trying to do when somehow intermixing Star Trek into the answer. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2024 Original material was intermixed with viral videos. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 21 Jan. 2024 Without positive assortative mating by tribe the various ancestral quanta would have become intermixed in subsequent generations. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 5 May 2010 Temperatures rise mostly to the mid-40s, with some upper 40s intermixed. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 6 Jan. 2024 At this site, abundant stone tools are intermixed with the fossils of the extinct ground sloth Glossotherium phoenesis, which grew to be 10 to 13 feet long and weighed 1.1 to 1.6 tons. Ryan McRae, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Dec. 2023 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

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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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Cite this Entry

“Intermix.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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

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