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mingle

[ming-guh l] /ˈmɪŋ gəl/
verb (used without object), mingled, mingling.
1.
to become mixed, blended, or united.
2.
to associate or mix in company:
She refuses to mingle with bigots.
3.
to associate or take part with others; participate.
verb (used with object), mingled, mingling.
4.
to mix or combine; put together in a mixture; blend.
5.
to unite, join, or conjoin.
6.
to associate in company:
a hostess who mingles diplomats with executives.
7.
to form by mixing; compound; concoct.
noun
8.
mingles, two or more single, unrelated adults who live together.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English menglen, equivalent to meng(en) to mix (Old English mengan; cognate with Dutch, German mengen) + -(e)len -le
Related forms
minglement, noun
mingler, noun
remingle, verb, remingled, remingling.
unmingled, adjective
well-mingled, adjective
Synonyms
4. commingle, intermingle, intermix. See mix.
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Examples from the web for mingled
  • Co-mingled plastic film is a variety of plastic film types including plastic carryout bags.
  • Various faculty who are ordinarily separated by floors mingled.
  • He mingled with people he might not otherwise meet, had words with them, was obliged to take stock of their opinions.
  • Unseen and unobservable, but believed in by inference mingled with faith.
  • Inside, the fragrance of the flowers mingled with the odor of wood smoke and mildew.
  • They succeeded, becoming prosperous, and piety mingled with smugness made the whole family insufferably sententious.
  • The relevant strains might have been killed off by the immune system, or mingled with other strains.
  • Long narratives of battles and of heroic deaths were mingled with eulogies of departed heroes.
  • Seemed all on fire at the touch, and melted and mingled together.
  • The moment of finding a fellow-creature is often as full of mingled doubt and exultation, as the moment of finding an idea.
British Dictionary definitions for mingled

mingle

/ˈmɪŋɡəl/
verb
1.
to mix or cause to mix
2.
(intransitive) often foll by with. to come into close association
Derived Forms
mingler, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Old English mengan to mix; related to Middle Dutch mengen, Old Frisian mengja
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Word Origin and History for mingled

mingle

v.

mid-15c., "to bring together," frequentative of Middle English myngen "to mix," from Old English mengan (related to second element in among), from Proto-Germanic *mangjan "to knead together" (cf. Old Saxon mengian, Old Norse menga, Old Frisian mendza, German mengen), from PIE *mag- "to knead, fashion, fit" (see macerate). The formation may have been suggested by cognate Middle Dutch mengelen. Of persons, "to join with others, be sociable" (intransitive), from c.1600. Related: Mingled; mingling.

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