pre·​mix | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈmiks How to pronounce premix (audio) , ˈprē-ˌmiks \
premixed; premixing; premixes

Definition of premix

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to mix before use


pre·​mix | \ ˈprē-ˌmiks How to pronounce premix (audio) \

Definition of premix (Entry 2 of 2)

: a mixture of ingredients designed to be mixed with other ingredients before use

Examples of premix in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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, "How to Be a Supportive Partner During Pregnancy (and Beyond)," 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, "Big beer’s hard seltzer turf war is still heating up," 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, "Can Diesel Finally Come Clean?," 19 Dec. 2019 Stick to canned beer, wine, cider or premixed drinks. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "Taking a vacation? Here's how to avoid tainted alcohol anywhere you travel," 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, "How to Clean Dirty Grout," 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, "How Instagram Sparked the Indie Hair-Color Brand Revolution," 27 June 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Neovia makes specialty premix products in addition to additives to feeds for livestock and other animals. Waverly Colville, WSJ, "ADM Bets on Growing Animal-Nutrition Market as It Targets Neovia," 2 July 2018

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1917, in the meaning defined above


1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Premix.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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