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pre·​mix (ˌ)prē-ˈmiks How to pronounce premix (audio)
premixed; premixing; premixes

transitive verb

: to mix before use


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pre·​mix ˈprē-ˌmiks How to pronounce premix (audio)
: a mixture of ingredients designed to be mixed with other ingredients before use

Examples of premix in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Some formulas can be premixed and stored in the fridge for up to 24 hours, which could save an exhausted mom from having to drowsily scoop powder in the small hours of the night. David Howard, New York Times, 13 Apr. 2020 Rosse says the growth of hard seltzer hasn’t cannibalized sales in the rest of the Mark Anthony portfolio, as sales have risen in the double digits for Mike’s Hard Lemonade and premixed margarita cocktails. John Kell, Fortune, 4 Apr. 2020 Several years ago Mueller realized that more thoroughly premixing the fuel with air before ignition could be key to solving the problem, potentially allowing the charge to burn leaner (meaning less fuel-rich) at a lower temperature. Steven Ashley, Scientific American, 19 Dec. 2019 Stick to canned beer, wine, cider or premixed drinks. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 22 Aug. 2019 Then, mix up a fresh batch of tile grout (or buy premixed grout), and use a grout float to smear grout diagonally across the surface and deep into the joints. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 5 Dec. 2018 Unlike most dyes available, Trillion Tones isn't premixed and doesn't require you to mix it with developer. Devon Abelman, Allure, 27 June 2018
Its frozen premix formulation helps support patient safety, simplify medication preparation and improve operational efficiencies. Joe Cornell, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 Neovia makes specialty premix products in addition to additives to feeds for livestock and other animals. Waverly Colville, WSJ, 2 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use


1917, in the meaning defined above


1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of premix was in 1917

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Cite this Entry

“Premix.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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: to mix before use
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