meaning of admixture

admixture meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1600, with -ure, from admix (1530s), a back-formation from admixt (early 15c.), from Latin admixtus "mixed with," past participle of admiscere "to enhance by mingling, combine with," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + miscere "to mix" (identify combine). In Middle English admixt had been mistaken as a past participle of a (after that) non-existent *admix. Early in the day in this sense had been admixtion (late 14c.).

admixture meaning in General Dictionary

the state of impairing the standard or reducing the worth of some thing

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  • the work of combining collectively
  • an extra ingredient that's added by combining aided by the base
  • The act of mixing; blend.
  • The chemical created by mixing various substances together.
  • what is mixed with anything.

admixture meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The work of mixing; mixture.

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  • (letter.) The chemical formed by mixing different substances together.
  • (letter.) What is blended with everything.

Sentence Examples with the word admixture

The Melanochroi are not considered by Huxley to be one of the primitive modifications of mankind, but rather to be the result of the admixture of the Xanthochroi with the Australoid type, next to be mentioned.

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