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admixture

[ad-miks-cher] /ædˈmɪks tʃər/
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
1595-1605; < Latin admixt(us) + -ure, on the model of mixture
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  • 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.

    Field's Chromatography George Field
  • This is due to the admixture of the wrong or discordant tones.

  • Other limestones are also known which contain an admixture of clay.

  • This they smeared with a paint made by the admixture of camwood and copal gum.

    Bones Edgar Wallace
  • Let us remember that the coming American is to be an admixture of all foreign bloods.

    America First

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  • They outraged them by the admixture of kindred blood, and degeneracy was often the result.

    Mizora: A Prophecy Mary E. Bradley
British Dictionary definitions for admixture

admixture

/ədˈmɪkstʃə/
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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