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v. blend·ed or blent (blĕnt), blend·ing, blends
1. To combine or mix (different substances) so that the constituent parts are indistinguishable from one another: blended the flour, milk, and eggs; blend gasoline with ethanol.
2. To combine (varieties or grades of the same substance) to obtain a mixture of a particular character, quality, or consistency: blend coffees.
3. To combine (different elements) into a single entity: a career that blends medicine and engineering. See Synonyms at mix.
1. To form a uniform mixture: "The smoke blended easily into the odor of the other fumes" (Norman Mailer).
2. To be unobtrusive or harmonious by resembling the surroundings or behaving like others in a group. Often used with in: a female pheasant is brown and blends in with its nesting ground.
3. To create a harmonious effect or result: picked a tie that blended with the jacket.
a. The act of blending: the writer's unique blend of fantasy and physics.
b. Something, such as an effect or a product, that is created by blending: "His face shows, as he stares at the fire, a blend of fastidiousness and intransigence" (John Fowles).
2. Linguistics A word produced by combining parts of other words, as smog from smoke and fog.

[Middle English blenden, probably from Old Norse blanda, blend-; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blending - the act of blending components together thoroughlyblending - the act of blending components together thoroughly
compounding, combining, combination - the act of combining things to form a new whole
conflux, merging, confluence - a flowing together
homogenisation, homogenization - the act of making something homogeneous or uniform in composition; "the homogenization of cream"; "the network's homogenization of political news"
2.blending - a gradation involving small or imperceptible differences between grades
gradation, graduation - the act of arranging in grades
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