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[ad-miks-cher] /ædˈmɪks tʃər/
the act of mixing; state of being mixed.
anything added; any alien element or ingredient:
This is a pure product; there are no admixtures.
a compound containing an admixture.
Origin of admixture
1595-1605; < Latin admixt(us) + -ure, on the model of mixture Unabridged
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  • Blue, red, and yellow have been termed primary colours; they cannot be formed by the admixture of any other colours.

    Principles of Decorative Design Christopher Dresser
  • This they smeared with a paint made by the admixture of camwood and copal gum.

    Bones Edgar Wallace
  • Israel will only be the gainer, even though there be an admixture of impure blood to a certain degree.

    The History of a Lie Herman Bernstein
  • They outraged them by the admixture of kindred blood, and degeneracy was often the result.

    Mizora: A Prophecy Mary E. Bradley
  • This is the way in which the admixture of foreign blood takes place within the island itself.

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

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • It has a tendency to chalk, but this may be overcome by admixture with other pigments such as zinc oxide and iron oxide.

    Paint Technology and Tests Henry A. Gardner
  • It is throughout Manoelino, and that too with hardly an admixture of Gothic.

    Portuguese Architecture Walter Crum Watson
  • The price of olive oil is sufficiently high to lead to its admixture with cheaper oils.

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

British Dictionary definitions for admixture


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

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.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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