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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After lentils are fully cooked, taste mixture and adjust seasonings if needed. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "Here's How a Registered Dietitian Shops and Meal Preps on a Budget," 22 Feb. 2019 Throw the croissant pieces into the egg mixture, toss to coat and let sit, tossing occasionally, 15 minutes. Chrissy Teigen, Good Housekeeping, "Croissant Bread Pudding Ham Cups," 14 Jan. 2019 Whisk the chocolate and butter mixture into the egg mix, adding in toasted walnut. ELLE Decor, "This Holiday Party Is Anything But Traditional—And We're Obsessed," 30 Nov. 2018 Just like its e-commerce platform, the brick and mortar will have a mixture of styles and price points, embodying the brands philosophy that every person has their own style and should be able to create that in their home at multiple levels. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "You'll Want To Live In One Kings Lane's New Flagship Store," 2 Nov. 2018 Spoon cauliflower mixture onto pie crust, leaving 2 1/2-inch border around edge. Redbook Test Kitchen, Redbook, "Ham, Cheese and Cauliflower Galette," 20 Aug. 2018 Through a mixture of taking half the season to earn the starting job as a freshman to last season's injuries, Herbert has actually started just more than one season at quarterback. Tyson Alger, OregonLive.com, "The Oregon Ducks have Justin Herbert. Now who wants to catch his passes?," 4 Apr. 2018 Heat a skillet over a medium heat, coat it with a tablespoon of oil, and add your frittata mixture. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "I'm Declaring 2019 the Year of the Frittata—Here's How I Got Here and How You Can Too," 7 Feb. 2019 Comets are made of a whole lot of different chemicals, and each comet gets its own unique mixture. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Why Is the 'Christmas Comet' Green?," 18 Dec. 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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