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[blen-der] /ˈblɛn dər/
a person or thing that blends.
an electric culinary grinding and mixing appliance, consisting of a container with propellerlike blades at the bottom that are whirled by a high-speed motor to purée, chop, or mix foods.
Origin of blender
First recorded in 1870-75; blend + -er1 Unabridged
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  • Meanwhile, Mr. blender and some men from the railroad freight office were loading the other wagon.

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  • I wrote to Mr. blender about it, and he promised to get an Indian guide for us.

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  • Next to beat bean, next to beat bean next to be blender, next to between, next to between in intend intender.

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  • Well start early in the morning, said Mr. blender as the boys were getting ready to retire.

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  • Other cords and blender tubes were afterwards formed, which coiled themselves in delicate spirals around the funnels.

British Dictionary definitions for blender


a person or thing that blends
Also called liquidizer. a kitchen appliance with blades used for puréeing vegetables, blending liquids, etc
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Word Origin and History for blender

person or thing that blends, 1872, agent noun from blend (v.). As a type of electric-powered food processor, from 1942.

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