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[in-ter-ming-guh l] /ˌɪn tərˈmɪŋ gəl/
verb (used with or without object), intermingled, intermingling.
to mingle, one with another; intermix.
Origin of intermingle
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75; See origin at inter-, mingle
Related forms
interminglement, noun
unintermingled, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for intermingle
Historical Examples
  • They are distinguished from one another in thought, but they intermingle.

    Theaetetus Plato
  • How they must intersect, cross and intermingle each other's orbits!

    Aether and Gravitation

    William George Hooper
  • It will not be amiss for the Sinistristes to intermingle some menaces with their theories.

    Economic Sophisms Frederic Bastiat
  • The flame from the respective muskets seemed to intermingle.

  • "Blue blood and red have been known to intermingle," I argued.

    A Volunteer with Pike Robert Ames Bennet
  • After retiring to the drawing-room, the guests should intermingle in a social manner.

    Our Deportment

    John H. Young
  • Their two trees were not far from each other, but their branches did not intermingle.

    The Story of Ab Stanley Waterloo
  • All the islands behind seemed to meet and intermingle and to cover themselves with blue haze as they went down on the water.

    Heroes of the Middle West Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • Strangely enough, as the future proved, were the fortunes of these two to intermingle.

  • Their protoplasmic bodies not only unite but intermingle, and their nuclei do likewise; from two individuals one results.

British Dictionary definitions for intermingle


to mix or cause to mix or mingle together
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Word Origin and History for intermingle

late 15c., from inter- + mingle. Related: Intermingled; intermingling.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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