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Definition of mixed

1 : combining characteristics of more than one kind specifically : combining features of two or more systems of government a mixed constitution
2 : made up of or involving individuals or items of more than one kind: such as
a : made up of or involving persons differing in race, national origin, religion, or class
b : made up of or involving individuals of both sexes mixed company
3 : including or accompanied by inconsistent, incompatible, or contrary elements mixed emotions received mixed reviews a mixed blessing
4 : deriving from two or more races or breeds a stallion of mixed blood

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Examples of mixed in a Sentence

a can of mixed nuts We ate salads of mixed greens. They live in a mixed neighborhood. She's of mixed African and European ancestry. people of mixed racial origin His decision got a mixed reaction from the family. The experiment got mixed results.
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And four-ingredient cashew cream is another versatile choice, as is hummus or tahini, whether used on its own or mixed with herbs and spices. Becky Krystal, The Seattle Times, "Quick and easy garnishes to glam up your plain, boring food," 4 Sep. 2018 The smooth disk of liver is poached in Cognac and Madeira before being mixed with cream and a little gelatin to produce a spreadable pâté. Michael Bauer, SFChronicle.com, "Sorrel off to a stellar start in Pacific Heights," 6 July 2018 The power of fentanyl During the last five years of Niki’s life, fentanyl became increasingly popular in Indiana and across the country, either on its own or mixed with heroin. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "'Bodies can't take it': Fentanyl involved in nearly half of drug overdose deaths," 2 July 2018 Affordability mixed with pretty timely trend offerings make the temptation too hard to resist. refinery29.com, "Target's Summer Swim Sale Is Making Us Rethink Our July 4th Packing List," 2 July 2018 And the pappardelle with tomato and corn was also delicious; the wide pasta was light, almost sheer, mixed with just-sweet corn, tomatoes, basil and chunks of meaty bacon that goes with everything else. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Clyborne Provisions and Spirits is a suburban surprise," 27 June 2018 Watching him deal with the pressures to remain closeted mixed with Reynolds own experience in the community, and the high-rate of suicide among LGBTQ youth served as the inspiration for the film. Sam Tornow, Billboard, "Dan Reynolds Talks Inspiration Behind Upcoming LGBTQ Doc, 'Believer'," 21 June 2018 The reflective red hat contrasted with two drapes, one also reflective but mixed with blue, the other with a pattern that fractured in the folds of the cloth. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Old In Art School," 20 June 2018 Whole cumin seed and black peppercorns are in the spice mixture, and these are toasted before being ground and mixed with the other spices. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "How to make Livernois Tap's shawarma chicken wings," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of mixed

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mixed

Middle English mixte

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English Language Learners Definition of mixed

: made of different kinds of things mixed together or combined
: including or involving people of different races or religions
: including or involving people of both sexes


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Kids Definition of mixed

1 : made up of two or more kinds mixed candy
2 : made up of both females and males They sing in a mixed choir.
3 : made up of parts that are very different from one another He has mixed feelings about moving away.


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Medical Definition of mixed

1 : combining features or exhibiting symptoms of more than one condition or disease a mixed tumor
2 : producing more than one kind of secretion mixed salivary glands

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