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 buttermilk introduced a touch of creaminess and tartness to the mixture, while the salsa added spice and more acid via two separate vinegars. Tim Carman, Washington Post, "We hear you, Pete Buttigieg. Salsa and ranch really do taste great together.," 2 Aug. 2019 Chalk it up to a mixture of culture and natural beauty: the food of San Sebastián, the art of Málaga, the marbled walkways of Alicante. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 10 Most Beautiful Coastal Towns in Spain," 19 July 2019 Allow shallots to cool slightly, then add them to the meat mixture along with the egg, cream and salt. Lisa Futterman, chicagotribune.com, "How to Instant Pot your picnic, with recipes for pate, savory cheesecake and dessert," 18 July 2019 Tear the herb leaves by hand and add to the vegetable-quinoa mixture. Alexandra Hall, BostonGlobe.com, "Can you make a vegetarian meal on the grill? Let local chefs show you how," 17 July 2019 Add the eggs, one at a time, to the butter-sugar mixture, with the mixer on medium speed. Christian Burno, Dallas News, "The new cake boss? Baker throws color at the dessert world with 'edible piñatas'," 12 July 2019 Male fruit flies are attracted to the mixture and die after consuming it. The Mercury News, "Invasive peach fruit flies found in Palo Alto," 10 July 2019 Crack the egg into a small bowl and beat lightly, then add it to the crab mixture. CBS News, "The Dish: Luke Holden of Luke's Lobster shares his signature recipes," 6 July 2019 Add the yogurt and sherry vinegar to the remaining cantaloupe mixture in the blender and purée until smooth. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Get Cooking: How to select (and utilize) melon," 2 July 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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