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admixture

[ad-miks-cher] /ædˈmɪks tʃər/
noun
1.
the act of mixing; state of being mixed.
2.
anything added; any alien element or ingredient:
This is a pure product; there are no admixtures.
3.
a compound containing an admixture.
Origin of admixture
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin admixt(us) + -ure, on the model of mixture
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  • Each odor admixture is primarily influenced by seasonal changes in local vegetation and temperature.
  • Gesturing overhead, he points out an admixture of bulbs.
  • They have all his faults and only a small and occasional admixture of his strength and resource.
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  • It is made green by an admixture of other minerals, usually chromium.
  • Early recipes present another admixture of the familiar and the jarring.
  • The admixture of the white and colored populations has often before led to serious troubles.
  • It is that admixture of principled hopefulness and intense skepticism that characterizes what he does.
British Dictionary definitions for admixture

admixture

/ədˈmɪkstʃə/
noun
1.
a less common word for mixture
2.
anything added in mixing; ingredient
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Word Origin and History for admixture
n.

c.1600, with -ure, from admix (1530s), a back-formation from admixt (early 15c.), from Latin admixtus "mixed with," past participle of admiscere "to add to by mingling, mix with," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + miscere "to mix" (see mix). In Middle English admixt was mistaken as a past participle of a (then) non-existent *admix. Earlier in this sense was admixtion (late 14c.).

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