Definition of mixture
1a : the act, the process, or an instance of mixingb (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 asa : a portion of matter consisting of two or more components in varying proportions that retain their own propertiesb : a fabric woven of variously colored threadsc : 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 of mixture from the Web
Once the original pump was fixed and new water began to flow into the pool, the chemically saturated mixture created the gaseous cloud responsible for sickening the children.
Stirring occasionally, allow mixture to liquefy into a glaze. Pour all but a scant 1/4 cup into a heat-resistant, resealable container and place in refrigerator to save for another usage.
Gradually add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture.
Volunteers stood around tables scooping dry pasta and a mixture of soy and other nutrients into bags for the macaroni and cheese.
Employees pour the start of ice cream (a mixture of cream, sugar and eggs) along with flavorings such as fresh strawberries, coffee or chocolate onto the freezing-cold plate of a special machine.
If May is forced to resign in the coming days, her defeat will be due to a mixture of all the factors that led to the downfall of Duncan Smith, Thatcher, Cameron and others.
Working with the German Aerospace Centre and a variety food scientists, Bake in Space hopes to create a dough mixture and baking process that produces a crumb-free bread actually baked in space.
Seal the bag and rub the mixture around a bit to blend it together.
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Origin and Etymology of mixture
Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin mixtura, from mixtus
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of mixture for English Language Learners
: something made by combining two or more ingredients
: a combination of different things
: the act of mixing two or more things together
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Definition of mixture for Students
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.
Medical Definition of mixture
: a product of mixing: asa: a portion of matter consisting of two or more components in varying proportions that retain their own propertiesb: 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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