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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Opening the bottle releases the built-up pressure inside, causing the gas-liquid mixture to rush out the bottle. Svenja Lohner, Scientific American, "In and Out: Demonstrating Boyle's Law," 13 June 2019 Combine tater tots, cheese, and soup mixture until gently combined. 6. al.com, "Barbecue tips from Auburn’s Bow & Arrow chefs," 12 June 2019 In a blender, working in batches, puree the remaining tomatoes, cucumbers, bell and habanero peppers, and onion, transferring the pureed mixture to the bowl. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Habanero Gazpacho," 12 June 2019 Gently pour the maple mixture over the batter in each ramekin. Christopher Kimball, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipes: A hearty Father’s Day menu, starring steak," 12 June 2019 Add the oats and almonds, and continue until the mixture looks like granola. Wolfgang Puck, Twin Cities, "Wolfgang Puck: Make a special dessert for Dad on his special day," 12 June 2019 Applying a pH 4 serum over a pH 3 serum over your pH 4.5-ish face creates a mixture that’s in between all three pH values—not just between 3 and 4. A.a. Newton, SELF, "How Much Does the Order of Your Skin-Care Routine Actually Matter?," 11 June 2019 Despite the mixture of heavy and light competition, the United States needs players that can step up and prove themselves on the world's biggest stage. SI.com, "Women's World Cup: Three Players Who Can Have a Breakout Tournament for the USWNT," 10 June 2019 Puree the mixture until smooth and pour into the popsicle molds. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "3 Boozy Popsicle Recipes You Need in Your Life This Weekend," 7 June 2019

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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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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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