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 combo was unexpected—a mixture of the hyper-masculine and feminine—proving that opposites attract, especially in one’s wardrobe. Vogue, "Katie Holmes Gives This Sexy Skirt Silhouette a Stealth-Chic Makeover," 15 Mar. 2019 The backdrop of Tuesday’s election is a strange mixture of urban glitter, violent crime and woeful governance. Aaron M. Renn, WSJ, "A Mad Dash for City Hall in the Windy City," 22 Feb. 2019 After using something like soap and water to clean visible debris away from areas like the kitchen sink, a diluted mixture of bleach and water can be a great disinfectant. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, "These Are the Dirtiest Things in Your Home (Which You Should Clean Immediately)," 21 Dec. 2018 The winner of the 2017 NBA slam dunk competition, Robinson represented an intriguing mixture of shooting and athleticism in a young prospect. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons Glenn Robinson III coming for starting forward spot," 14 July 2018 Next, purchase a high-quality mixture of grass seed, which combines different species and cultivars of grasses good for shade. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Lawn thinning out beneath a cluster of trees? Too much shade could be wreaking havoc," 10 July 2018 Add as much of the rosemary simple syrup as necessary for a sweet mixture — err on the sweet side because freezing diminishes some of the sweetness. Ellise Pierce, star-telegram, "It's time to start cooking with summer’s tasty top prize — Texas peaches," 10 July 2018 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

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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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