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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web At Zinqué in Scottsdale, this is served in a wine glass and garnished with a fresh orange, Zinqué's classic Campari Spritz features a bubbly mixture of Campari, Pellegrino and Brut Champagne. Aly Walansky, Forbes, 1 Aug. 2022 The tribute album, produced by Auerbach and David Ferguson and arriving Aug. 5, pulls together an intriguing mixture of mainstream Nashville stars and Americana favorites from Luke Combs to Nathaniel Rateliff to sing their favorite Anderson tunes. Jon Freeman, Rolling Stone, 29 July 2022 For at least a decade before Mottley was elected, a mixture of poor management and corruption had eroded the country’s economy. Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, 27 July 2022 For at least a decade before Mottley was elected, a mixture of poor management and corruption had eroded the country’s economy. New York Times, 27 July 2022 The agency asked residents to be cautious against pyroclastic flows — a hot and mobile mixture of rock, gas and ash — within about 1.2 miles of the site. Sammy Westfall, Washington Post, 24 July 2022 The prints yielded nothing, but the DNA revealed a mixture of two people — the victim and, presumably, his killer. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 July 2022 This vaccine's formulation has a mixture of each of the three types of live attenuated poliovirus strains, according to GPEI. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 22 July 2022 The vegan formula is made with a moisturizing mixture of various plant extracts and petroleum to produce the paste our tester tried on her lips. Alyssa Brascia, PEOPLE.com, 21 July 2022 See More

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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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More Definitions for mixture

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 "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

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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