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[kuh-ming-guh l] /kəˈmɪŋ gəl/
verb (used with or without object), commingled, commingling.
to mix or mingle together; combine.
Origin of commingle
First recorded in 1620-30; com- + mingle
Related forms
commingler, noun
uncommingled, adjective Unabridged
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  • They commingle intimately, but each retains its original and intrinsic quality.

    Feminism and Sex-Extinction Arabella Kenealy
  • Clearly there is a point at which the two commingle, but that is a matter of no present importance.

    Art Clive Bell
  • The spray and mist of the three commingle in a common cloud, and the highway passes through the eternal shower bath.

    Through Scandinavia to Moscow William Seymour Edwards
  • A dozen broad counties, within the vast range of your vision, commingle their green exhalations.

  • There are sects, professing to commingle religion and love, who illustrate the dangers of juxtaposition even in things holy.

    Sex in Education Edward H. Clarke
  • Visions of the past had been ever his companions; now for the first time came visions of the future to commingle with them.

    The Light of Scarthey Egerton Castle
  • A dozen broad counties, within the scope of your vision, commingle their green exhalations.

    A Passionate Pilgrim Henry James
  • If they are admitted into the same crowd, they must not commingle with the whites; they are required to stand to one side.

  • These ideas then commingle in such a manner as to form an enormous mass of combinations.

  • They do not lack high power of will, even if they are unable so to commingle blood and judgment as to master fate.

British Dictionary definitions for commingle


to mix or be mixed; blend
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for commingle

1620s, from com- + mingle. See comingle. Related: Commingled; commingling.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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