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a. The act or process of mixing: an alloy made from the mixture of two metals.
b. The condition of being mixed: the inevitable mixture of different cultures in big cities.
2. Something produced by mixing, as:
a. A combination of ingredients used in cooking or baking.
b. One that consists of diverse elements: The day was a mixture of sun and clouds.
c. A fabric made of different kinds of thread or yarn.
d. Chemistry A composition of two or more substances that are not chemically combined with each other and are capable of being separated.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin mixtūra, from mixtus, past participle of miscēre, to mix; see meik- in Indo-European roots.]


1. the act of mixing or state of being mixed
2. something mixed; a result of mixing
3. (Chemistry) chem a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together without any chemical bonding between them
4. (Pharmacology) pharmacol a liquid medicine in which an insoluble compound is suspended in the liquid
5. (Music, other) music an organ stop that controls several ranks of pipes sounding the upper notes in a harmonic series
6. (Automotive Engineering) the mixture of petrol vapour and air in an internal-combustion engine
[C16: from Latin mixtūra, from mixtus, past participle of miscēre to mix]


(ˈmɪks tʃər)

1. a product of mixing.
2. any combination or blend of different elements.
3. an aggregate of substances not chemically united and existing in no fixed proportion to each other.
4. a fabric woven of yarns combining various colors: a heather mixture.
5. the act of mixing or the state of being mixed.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin mixtūra=mixt(us) mixed + -ūra -ure]


A composition of two or more substances that are not chemically combined with each other and are capable of being separated.




cabbages and kings Anything and everything; odds and ends; assorted and diverse topics, items, etc. The expression comes from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass (1871):

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes—and ships—and
Of cabbages—and kings—
And why the sea is boiling hot—
And whether pigs have wings.”

hodgepodge A heterogeneous mixture, a jumble, a farrago, a gallimaufry, a potpourri. This term is a corruption of the earlier hotchpotch, which in turn is a corruption of hotchpot, from the French hochepot (hocher ‘to shake, to shake together’ + pot ‘pot’), a cookery term for a dish containing a mixture of many ingredients, especially a mutton and vegetable stew. Hodge-podge itself was used figuratively as early as the 15th century.

They have made our English tongue a gallimaufry or hodgepodge of all other speeches. (E. K., Epistle Dedicatory and Glosses to Spenser’s Shepherds Calendar, 1579)

mishmash A jumble, hodgepodge, or potpourri; a confused mess. Mash alone means ‘confused mixture,’ suggesting that mishmash may have originated as alliterative wordplay. It has also been suggested that mishmash comes from the Danish mischmasch. Still current, the term and its variants mishmosh and mishmush have been in print since the 16th century.

The original Panorama had consisted of a mishmash of disconnected and frequently frivolous items. (Listener, October 30, 1975)

potluck Leftovers, odds and ends; potpourri, hodgepodge; an entity of uncertain composition. This expression is derived from, and still most commonly refers to, leftover food that has been placed in a pot, usually over a period of several days, and then served as a meal at a later date. The rationale for luck is that one takes his chances, that is, does not know what food to expect, when he is invited to partake of a potluck dinner. By extension, potluck can refer to any conglomeration from which a person makes a blind or indiscriminate selection.

[He] took the same kind of pot-luck company in those days when he was not so shy of London. (Madame D’Arblay, The Early Diary of Frances Burney, 1775)

threads and thrums Odds and ends, scraps, fragments; a hodgepodge, a mishmash. Thrums are the unwoven portions of warp yarn which remain attached to the loom when the web is cut off, useless fragments of knotted threads.

The confused and ravelled mass of threads and thrums, ycleped Memoires. (Thomas Carlyle, “Diderot,” Miscellaneous Essays, 1833)

See also thread and thrum, TOTALITY.


A system which consists of two or more substances (solid, liquid, or gas) present in any proportions in a container. There is no chemical bonding between substances. A mixture can be separated using physical methods. The formation of a mixture does not involve a change in temperature.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mixture - (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)mixture - (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)
substance - the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists; "DNA is the substance of our genes"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
alloy, metal - a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"
colloid - a mixture with properties between those of a solution and fine suspension
composition - a mixture of ingredients
mechanical mixture - a mixture whose components can be separated by mechanical means
eutectic - a mixture of substances having a minimum melting point
solution - a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution; "he used a solution of peroxide and water"
suspension - a mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy
freezing mixture - a mixture of substances (usually salt and ice) to obtain a temperature below the freezing point of water
Greek fire - a mixture used by Byzantine Greeks that was often shot at adversaries; catches fire when wetted
gummite - a gummy orange mixture of uranium oxides and silicates occurring naturally in the hydration and oxidation of pitchblende
lamellar mixture - a mixture in which substances occur in distinct layers
matte - a mixture of sulfides that forms when sulfide metal ores are smelted
oxyacetylene - a mixture of oxygen and acetylene; used to create high temperatures for cutting or welding metals
mineral jelly, petrolatum, petroleum jelly - a semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum; used in medicinal ointments and for lubrication
plaster - a mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water; hardens into a smooth solid; used to cover walls and ceilings
soda lime - a mixture of sodium and calcium hydroxides; absorbs liquids and gases
2.mixture - any foodstuff made by combining different ingredientsmixture - any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients; "he volunteered to taste her latest concoction"; "he drank a mixture of beer and lemonade"
food product, foodstuff - a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food
mincemeat - spiced mixture of chopped raisins and apples and other ingredients with or without meat
stuffing, dressing - a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables
roux - a mixture of fat and flour heated and used as a basis for sauces
batter - a liquid or semiliquid mixture, as of flour, eggs, and milk, used in cooking
dough - a flour mixture stiff enough to knead or roll
mix, premix - a commercially prepared mixture of dry ingredients
filling - a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches etc.
3.mixture - a collection containing a variety of sorts of thingsmixture - a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
grab bag - an assortment of miscellaneous items
witches' brew, witches' broth, witch's brew - a fearsome mixture; "a witches' brew of gangsters and terrorists"; "mixing dope and alcohol creates a witches' brew"
range - a variety of different things or activities; "he answered a range of questions"; "he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection"
selection - an assortment of things from which a choice can be made; "the store carried a large selection of shoes"
alphabet soup - a confusing assortment; "Roosevelt created an alphabet soup of federal agencies"
sampler - an assortment of various samples; "a candy sampler"; "a sampler of French poets"
4.mixture - an event that combines things in a mixture; "a gradual mixture of cultures"
combining, combine - an occurrence that results in things being united
concoction - an occurrence of an unusual mixture; "it suddenly spewed out a thick green concoction"
blend - an occurrence of thorough mixing
5.mixture - the act of mixing togethermixture - the act of mixing together; "paste made by a mix of flour and water"; "the mixing of sound channels in the recording studio"
compounding, combining, combination - the act of combining things to form a new whole


2. composite, blend, union, compound, alloy a mixture of concrete and resin
3. cross, combination, blend, association a mixture between Reggae Bhangra and Soul fusion
4. concoction, union, compound, blend, brew, composite, amalgam, conglomeration Prepare the mixture carefully.


خَلِيطٌمَزْج، خَلْطمَزيجمَزيج، خَليط
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[ˈmɪkstʃəʳ] N (gen, Culin) → mezcla f (Med) → preparado m, compuesto m
the mixture as beforela misma receta que antes (fig) → lo de siempre
see also cough C


[ˈmɪkstʃər] n
(= assortment) → mélange m
an amazing mixture of languages → un étonnant mélange de langues
(= combination) → mélange m
a mixture of spices → un mélange d'épices
(COOKERY) (= combined ingredients) → mélange mmix-up [ˈmɪksʌp] n (= mistake) → erreur f
due to an administrative mix-up → à la suite d'une erreur administrative


nMischung f; (Med) → Mixtur f; (Cook) → Gemisch nt; (= cake mixture, dough)Teig m; mixture of teasTeemischung f; mixture of gasesGasgemisch nt; they spoke to each other in a mixture of French and Englishsie haben miteinander eine Mischung aus Französisch und Englisch gesprochen; I’ve had quite a mixture of drinks tonightich habe heute Abend ziemlich viel durcheinandergetrunken; a mixture of comedy and tragedyeine Mischung aus Komödie und Tragödie; fold the eggs into the cheese mixtureheben Sie die Eier ins Käsegemisch or in die Käsemischung unter


[ˈmɪkstʃəʳ] nmistura, miscuglio, mescolanza (Med) → sciroppo; (blend, of tobacco) → miscela


(miks) verb
1. to put or blend together to form one mass. She mixed the butter and sugar together; He mixed the blue paint with the yellow paint to make green paint.
2. to prepare or make by doing this. She mixed the cement in a bucket.
3. to go together or blend successfully to form one mass. Oil and water don't mix.
4. to go together socially. People of different races were mixing together happily.
1. the result of mixing things or people together. London has an interesting racial mix.
2. a collection of ingredients used to make something. (a) cake-mix.
mixed adjective
1. consisting of different kinds. I have mixed feelings about leaving home; mixed races; a mixed population.
2. done, used etc by people of different sexes. mixed tennis.
ˈmixer noun
a person or thing that mixes; a thing which is used for mixing. an electric food-mixer.
mixture (ˈmikstʃə) noun
1. the result of mixing things or people together. a mixture of eggs, flour and milk.
2. a number of things mixed together and used for a given purpose. The doctor gave the baby some cough mixture.
3. the act of mixing.
ˈmix-up noun
a confused situation etc. a mix-up over the concert tickets.
be mixed up (in, *with)
to be involved. He was mixed up in that burglary / with some drug-takers.
mix up
1. to blend together. I need to mix up another tin of paint.
2. to confuse or muddle. I'm always mixing the twins up.
3. to confuse or upset. You've mixed me up completely with all this information.


خَلِيطٌ směs blanding Gemisch μείξη mezcla sekoitus mélange mješavina miscela 混合物 혼합물 mengsel kombinasjon mieszanina mistura смесь blandning ส่วนผสม karışım sự pha trộn 混合物


n. mezcla, mixtura; poción.


n mezcla
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