mix·​ture | \ ˈmiks-chər How to pronounce mixture (audio) \

Definition of mixture

1a : the act, the process, or an instance of mixing
b(1) : the state of being mixed
(2) : the relative proportions of constituents especially : the proportion of fuel to air produced in a carburetor
2 : a product of mixing : combination: such as
a : a portion of matter consisting of two or more components in varying proportions that retain their own properties
b : a fabric woven of variously colored threads
c : a combination of several different kinds

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Examples of mixture in a Sentence

Stir the sugar and butter until the mixture is light and fluffy. Now add eggs to the mixture. Pour the cake mixture into a well-greased pan and bake.
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Recent Examples on the Web Transfer the zucchini and orzo mixture to a large bowl, and toss with the lemon zest and juice, oil, salt and pepper and let cool, about 10 minutes. Washington Post, 18 May 2021 Transfer liver mixture to a food processor and pulse until a coarse purée forms. Gabriella Gershenson, WSJ, 18 Mar. 2021 Transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until using. Karoline Boehm Goodnick, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Mar. 2021 Transfer the chickpea mixture to the bowl of the food processor. Beth Segal, cleveland, 11 Mar. 2021 Transfer oat mixture to large bowl; let cool 10 min. Ashley Rodriguez, Woman's Day, 4 Mar. 2021 Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor. Abigail Abesamis Demarest, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2021 Transfer the mushroom mixture to a 9-inch pie plate or a similar-size gratin dish and press into an even layer. Jessica Battilana, SFChronicle.com, 15 Jan. 2021 Transfer the mixture to a baking dish, top with your favorite pizza sauce, then sprinkle with more (!) mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 14 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of mixture

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for mixture

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin mixtura, from mixtus

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The first known use of mixture was in the 15th century

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5 Jun 2021

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“Mixture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mixture. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mixture

: something made by combining two or more ingredients
: a combination of different things
: the act of mixing two or more things together


mix·​ture | \ ˈmiks-chər How to pronounce mixture (audio) \

Kids Definition of mixture

1 : the act of combining
2 : something combined or being combined Add water to the mixture.
3 : two or more substances combined together in such a way that each remains unchanged Sand and sugar form a mixture.
4 : a combination of different things "Are you here to take me home?" Rook said, his voice a mixture of hope and shame.— Kelly Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon


mix·​ture | \ ˈmiks-chər How to pronounce mixture (audio) \

Medical Definition of mixture

: a product of mixing: as
a : a portion of matter consisting of two or more components in varying proportions that retain their own properties
b : an aqueous liquid medicine : potion specifically : a preparation in which insoluble substances are suspended in watery fluids by the addition of a viscid material (as gum, sugar, or glycerol)


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