commixture


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com·mix·ture

 (kə-mĭks′chər, kŏ-)
n.
1. The act or process of mixing.
2. The result of mixing; a mixture.

Commixture

 a mixture or compound.
Examples: commixture of good and evil acts, 1607; of intellectual delights, 1643; of virtues and vices, 1601.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commixture - the act of mixing togethercommixture - 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

commixture

noun
Something produced by mixing:
References in classic literature ?
Those that are first raised to nobility, are commonly more virtuous, but less innocent, than their descendants; for there is rarely any rising, but by a commixture of good and evil arts.
Several also would have shocked a delicate instinct by an appearance of artificialness indicating that there had been such commixture, and, as it were, adultery, of various vegetable species, that the production was no longer of God's making, but the monstrous offspring of man's depraved fancy, glowing with only an evil mockery of beauty.
Timor was placed near the line of junction, acknowledging its peoples' state of 'commixture'.
themselves one in the other, with so universall a commixture, that they
Like the clear airs of industrial capitalism that turn out to be as manufactured as its polluted ones, Rappaccini's flowers have an "appearance of artificialness, indicating that there had been such commixture, and, as it were, adultery of various vegetable species, that the production was no longer of God's making, but the monstrous offspring of man's depraved fancy, glowing with only an evil mockery of beauty" (10:110).
Though Montaigne refuses to simply equate dreaming with waking, he does take a position more skeptical than that held by conventional early modern natural philosophy when he contends that the commixture of dreams with waking life blurs the distinction between the two states.
The concepts of 'change', 'development', and 'progress' presuppose situations in which we find ourselves confused by a commixture of the true and the false, of the real and the illusory, and become captive in the ambit of ambiguity.