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admixture

[ad-miks-cher]
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noun
  1. the act of mixing; state of being mixed.
  2. anything added; any alien element or ingredient: This is a pure product; there are no admixtures.
  3. a compound containing an admixture.

Origin of admixture

1595–1605; < Latin admixt(us) + -ure, on the model of mixture
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Examples from the Web for admixture

Historical Examples

  • I mention them all to show how curious was the admixture of races in our Valley.

    In the Valley

    Harold Frederic

  • The blood-red cross of the crusader will stand no admixture of colour.

    Mountain Meditations

    L. Lind-af-Hageby

  • It is throughout Manoelino, and that too with hardly an admixture of Gothic.

    Portuguese Architecture

    Walter Crum Watson

  • You will say that there is no crowd without an admixture of wicked men.

  • In admixture it may safely be employed, as well as in fresco or enamel.


British Dictionary definitions for admixture

admixture

noun
  1. a less common word for mixture
  2. anything added in mixing; ingredient
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Word Origin and History for admixture

n.

c.1600, with -ure, from admix (1530s), a back-formation from admixt (early 15c.), from Latin admixtus "mixed with," past participle of admiscere "to add to by mingling, mix with," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + miscere "to mix" (see mix). In Middle English admixt was mistaken as a past participle of a (then) non-existent *admix. Earlier in this sense was admixtion (late 14c.).

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