mixed

[ mikst ]
/ mɪkst /

adjective


Nearby words

  1. mix up,
  2. mix-and-match,
  3. mix-up,
  4. mixdown,
  5. mixe-zoque,
  6. mixed acid,
  7. mixed agglutination reaction,
  8. mixed aphasia,
  9. mixed astigmatism,
  10. mixed bag

Origin of mixed

1400–50; late Middle English mixt < Latin mixtus, past participle of miscēre to mingle. Cf. mix

Related formsmix·ed·ly [mik-sid-lee, mikst-lee] /ˈmɪk sɪd li, ˈmɪkst li/, adverbmix·ed·ness, nounwell-mixed, adjective

Origin of mix

1470–80; back formation from mixt mixed

SYNONYMS FOR mix
1, 9. commingle, jumble, unite, amalgamate, fuse. Mix, blend, combine, mingle concern the bringing of two or more things into more or less intimate association. Mix is the general word for such association: to mix fruit juices. Blend implies such a harmonious joining of two or more types of colors, feelings, etc., that the new product formed displays some of the qualities of each: to blend fragrances or whiskeys. Combine implies such a close or intimate union that distinction between the parts is lost: to combine forces. Mingle usually suggests retained identity of the parts: to mingle voices. 9. coalesce. 14. concoction; formula.

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British Dictionary definitions for mixed

mixed

/ (mɪkst) /

adjective

Derived Formsmixedly (ˈmɪksɪdlɪ), adverbmixedness (ˈmɪksɪdnɪs), noun

mix

/ (mɪks) /

verb

noun

See also mix-up

Derived Formsmixable, adjectivemixability, noun

Word Origin for mix

C15: back formation from mixt mixed, via Old French from Latin mixtus, from miscēre to mix

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Word Origin and History for mixed
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