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Meaning of MIXTURE

Pronunciation:  'mikschur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of mixing together; "paste made by a mix of flour and water"; "the mixing of sound channels in the recording studio"
  2. [n]  an event that combines things in a mixture; "a gradual mixture of cultures"
  3. [n]  any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients; "he volunteered to taste her latest concoction"; "he drank a mixture of beer and lemonade"
  4. [n]  a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"
  5. [n]  (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)

MIXTURE is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: admixture, assortment, commixture, concoction, intermixture, intermixture, miscellanea, miscellany, mix, mix, mixed bag, mixing, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, variety
 See Also: accumulation, aggregation, alloy, assemblage, batter, blend, collection, colloid, combination, combine, combining, combining, composition, compounding, concoction, dough, dressing, eutectic, farrago, filling, food product, foodstuff, freezing mixture, Greek fire, gummite, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, lamellar mixture, matte, matter, mechanical mixture, melange, metal, mincemeat, mineral jelly, mingle-mangle, mishmash, mix, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, oxyacetylene, petrolatum, petroleum jelly, plaster, premix, ragbag, range, roux, sampler, selection, soda lime, solution, stuffing, substance, suspension



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mix"ture\, n. [L. mixtura, fr. miscere, mixtum, to mix:
cf. F. mixture. See {Mix}.]
1. The act of mixing, or the state of being mixed; as, made
   by a mixture of ingredients. --Hooker.

2. That which results from mixing different ingredients
   together; a compound; as, to drink a mixture of molasses
   and water; -- also, a medley.

         There is also a mixture of good and evil wisely
         distributed by God, to serve the ends of his
         providence.                           --Atterbury.

3. An ingredient entering into a mixed mass; an additional

         Cicero doubts whether it were possible for a
         community to exist that had not a prevailing mixture
         of piety in its constitution.         --Addison.

4. (Med.) A kind of liquid medicine made up of many
   ingredients; esp., as opposed to {solution}, a liquid
   preparation in which the solid ingredients are not
   completely dissolved.

5. (Physics & Chem.) A mass of two or more ingredients, the
   particles of which are separable, independent, and
   uncompounded with each other, no matter how thoroughly and
   finely commingled; -- contrasted with a compound; thus,
   gunpowder is a mechanical mixture of carbon, sulphur, and

6. (Mus.) An organ stop, comprising from two to five ranges
   of pipes, used only in combination with the foundation and
   compound stops; -- called also {furniture stop}. It
   consists of high harmonics, or overtones, of the ground

Syn: Union; admixture; intermixture; medley.

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