premix

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verb

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

transitive verb

: to mix before use

premix

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noun

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

Example Sentences

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, 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
Noun
Neovia makes specialty premix products in addition to additives to feeds for livestock and other animals. Waverly Colville, WSJ, 2 July 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Verb

1917, in the meaning defined above

Noun

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/premix. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

premix

verb

pre·​mix
prē-ˈmiks,
ˈpre-
: to mix before use
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