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

Other Words from intermix

intermixture \ ˌin-​tər-​ˈmiks-​chər How to pronounce intermix (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 There’s another character who lives on Earth in this story, named Will, who doesn’t show up until the second book, but his story is intermixed here. Geek's Guide To The Galaxy, WIRED, 4 Jan. 2020 Animal faces and eyes flash towards the audience, intermixed with galaxies and natural occurring patterns like the spiral fractal of a shell or the eye of a storm, to show the connectedness of all things. Valerie Lee, Billboard, 4 Dec. 2019 And intermixed with all that was a lot of performance and a little bit of comedy. Dan Snierson,, 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, 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, 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, 5 Sep. 2019 Traditional rituals and beliefs, such as ancestor worship, were intermixed with Catholic rites. National Geographic, 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, 11 July 2019 See More

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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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“Intermix.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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