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 Slowly pour the onion mixture into the flour, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon to blend well. cleveland, "Homemade crackers: Who needs a box?," 25 June 2020 Pour the mosquito repellent mixture into the container. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Make Your Own Mosquito Wipes for a Bite-Free Summer," 25 June 2020 However, among the dozens of indigenous communities in the region, they are known for their shamans, who oversee the use of the plant mixture Ayahuasca in healing rituals. Gena Somra, CNN, "In this indigenous village, two nurses care for hundreds of Covid-19 patients," 23 June 2020 Transfer 2 cups of the tomato mixture to a medium saucepan. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Restaurant-Style Mexican Rice," 17 June 2020 Place a line of the cabbage mixture on top of the mushrooms, and top that with the pesto. Susan Puckett, ajc, "Tortillas get the star treatment," 17 June 2020 Warm the mixture on a low heat until the sugar is dissolved, then bring it to a rolling boil. The Economist, "Home Entertainment Jam embodies resilience—and dogged optimism," 13 June 2020 Once the mixture concentrations were chosen, the researcher would either ignite the top or the bottom of the sandwich. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Fractal flaming hydrogen wiggles through tiny gaps," 8 June 2020 Just remember to leave the mixture chunky and not turn it into a sauce. Patricia S York, Southern Living, "Easy Substitutes for Crushed Tomatoes," 11 June 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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28 Jun 2020

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“Mixture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mixture. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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How to pronounce mixture (audio)

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 I felt a mixture of fear and excitement.


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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