mixture

noun
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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The group of migrants engaged in the current standoff includes people with severe chemical burns suffered at sea from being exposed to a mixture of fuel and seawater, according to Doctors Without Borders, which is providing aid to the migrants. Jared Malsin, WSJ, "Migrants Rescued by Cargo Ship Refuse to Get Off in Libya," 19 Nov. 2018 Consider your relationship to the mixture of fire and earth, Cappy. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Monthly Lovescopes October 2018," 3 Oct. 2018 The flies will be drawn to the mixture and quickly drown. Lauren Piro, Good Housekeeping, "7 Genius Ways to Kill Fruit Flies," 11 July 2018 Add whipped cream to lime mixture, whisking until smooth. Teri Mena, sacbee, "Dessert anxiety? Pie keeps you chill," 10 July 2018 Add the apple stars to the mixture and keep the cutouts for garnish. Jennifer Mcclellan, ajc, "6 colorful Fourth of July recipes to make your party sparkle," 4 July 2018 Add the apple stars to the mixture and keep the cutouts for garnish. Jennifer Mcclellan, USA TODAY, "6 colorful July 4th recipes to make your party sparkle," 3 July 2018 Toast a cinnamon stick in a separate pan, then add to the water and sugar mixture. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Mocktail recipes: How to make tasty non-alcoholic drinks for your Fourth of July party," 3 July 2018 To finish and serve: Add about ½ cup of the dressing to the cabbage mixture. Sarah Fritsche, SFChronicle.com, "Recipe: The Shed’s Cabbage Salad With Nam Prik, Pea Shoots, Puffed Rice & Radish," 3 July 2018

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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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mixture

noun

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

mixture

noun
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.

mixture

noun
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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