Definition of mixture noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmɪkstʃə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪkstʃər//
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  1. 1  [countable, usually singular] a combination of different things The city is a mixture of old and new buildings. We listened to the news with a mixture of surprise and horror. Anger is often caused by frustration or embarrassment, or a mixture of the two.
  2. 2  [countable, uncountable] a substance made by mixing other substances together cake mixture Add the eggs to the mixture and beat well. see also cough mixture
  3. 3[countable] (specialist) a combination of two or more substances that mix together without any chemical reaction taking place compare compound
  4. 4[uncountable] the act of mixing different substances together
  5. Word Originlate Middle English: from French mixture or Latin mixtura, from miscere ‘to mix’.Extra examples Gradually beat the flour into the egg mixture. He looked at me with a mixture of amazement and horror. Lust and revenge are a heady mixture. Pour the cake mixture into the bowl. The cloth is made from a mixture of linen and cotton. The mixture contains some ingredients that are difficult to find. The pond contains a mixture of goldfish and carp. a heady mixture of desire and fire a judicious mixture of young and experienced players an eclectic mixture of architectural styles An alloy is a mixture of two types of metal. Spread the cake mixture into a greased baking tin.
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