verb (used without object), mingled, mingling.
to become mixed, blended, or united.
to associate or mix in company: She refuses to mingle with bigots.
to associate or take part with others; participate.
verb (used with object), mingled, mingling.
to mix or combine; put together in a mixture; blend.
to unite, join, or conjoin.
to associate in company: a hostess who mingles diplomats with executives.
to form by mixing; compound; concoct.
mingles, two or more single, unrelated adults who live together.

1425–75; late Middle English menglen, equivalent to meng(en) to mix (Old English mengan; cognate with Dutch, German mengen) + -(e)len -le

minglement, noun
mingler, noun
remingle, verb, remingled, remingling.
unmingled, adjective
well-mingled, adjective

4. commingle, intermingle, intermix. See mix.
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mingle (ˈmɪŋɡəl)
vb (often foll by with)
1.  to mix or cause to mix
2.  to come into close association
[C15: from Old English mengan to mix; related to Middle Dutch mengen, Old Frisian mengja]

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., frequentative of M.E. myngen "to mix," from O.E. mengan (related to second element in among), from P.Gmc. *mangijanan (cf. O.S. mengian, O.N. menga, O.Fris. mendza, Ger. mengen), from PIE *menq- "to knead, mix" (see mix). The formation may
have been suggested by cognate M.Du. mengelen. Related: Mingled; mingling.
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Example sentences
Yearning, disappointment and fear mingle with conscious thought, sway.
Afterward the audience and cast mingle and pose for pictures.
The reason bison haven't spread theirs to cattle probably is because they
  haven't been allowed to mingle in this manner.
Plenty of locals mingle with bands from around the world.
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