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[in-ter-miks] /ˌɪn tərˈmɪks/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to mix together; intermingle.
Origin of intermix
1555-65; back formation from intermixt (now intermixed past participle) < Latin intermixtus past participle of intermiscēre to mingle together. See inter-, mix
Related forms
intermixable, adjective
intermixedly, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for intermix
  • Understanding the landscape means understanding the intermix.
  • It is available in many intermix formulas including fleet specified colors.
  • In thinner layers, the atoms intermix more easily, and the reactions propagate faster.
  • Use this only if you could intermix code compiled with the different compilers.
  • If color is critical, change batches at natural breaks in structure or intermix batches for consistency.
  • The intermix refers to areas undergoing a transition from agricultural and forest uses to urban land uses.
  • Small ponds and prairies intermix with white and red mangrove saplings.
  • With stronger vibration, they will begin to intermix with the lighter marbles.
British Dictionary definitions for intermix


(transitive) to mix (ingredients, liquids, etc) together
(intransitive) to become or have the capacity to become combined, joined, etc
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Word Origin and History for intermix

1550s (implied in intermixed), from inter- + mix (v.). Related: Intermixed; intermixing.

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