- 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
Examples from the Web for admixture
I mention them all to show how curious was the admixture of races in our Valley.In the Valley
The blood-red cross of the crusader will stand no admixture of colour.Mountain Meditations
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.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
In admixture it may safely be employed, as well as in fresco or enamel.Field's Chromatography
- a less common word for mixture
- anything added in mixing; ingredient
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.).