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

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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 At the after-party following the screening at Lincoln Ristorante, the usual cocktail banter was intermixed with guests discussing Willingham’s case and the corrupt state of the criminal justice system. Keaton Bell, Vogue, "Laura Dern Ignites at the Premiere of Trial by Fire," 15 May 2019 The outfit included a variety of hues, ranging from lavender to burgundy to olive green, all intermixed with swirls of white for a very artsy vibe. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Justin Bieber Wears Multicolored Tracksuit on a Date With Hailey Baldwin," 16 Sep. 2018 The show craftily skewers the system that lured its contestants into debt, intermixing questions about Beyoncé and condoms with earnest facts about the moral blight of for-profit colleges. Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, "Win a Game Show, Pay Off Your Student Debt," 12 July 2018 She was drawn to Bragg’s ability to intermix political statements with suburban narratives about regular people. Todd Martens,, "Beyond outrage: Australia's Stella Donnelly mixes the personal and political with humor," 29 June 2018 But intermixed with the sadness and helplessness is a lot of anger. Mekita Rivas, Teen Vogue, "It's Not OK to Appropriate Mexican Culture — Especially If You’re Dehumanizing Its People," 28 June 2018 Photos of English gardens, Italian kitchens, and French chateaus are intermixed with smaller cut-outs of bathrooms, dining room tables, and home libraries. Margarita Gokun Silver, Longreads, "The Forever Nomad," 30 Apr. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of intermix

: to mix together

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