verb (used with object), blended or blent, blending.
to mix smoothly and inseparably together: to blend the ingredients in a recipe.
to mix (various sorts or grades) in order to obtain a particular kind or quality: Blend a little red paint with the blue paint.
to prepare by such mixture: This tea is blended by mixing chamomile with pekoe.
to pronounce (an utterance) as a combined sequence of sounds.
verb (used without object), blended or blent, blending.
to mix or intermingle smoothly and inseparably: I can't get the eggs and cream to blend.
to fit or relate harmoniously; accord; go: The brown sofa did not blend with the purple wall.
to have no perceptible separation: Sea and sky seemed to blend.
an act or manner of blending: tea of our own blend.
a mixture or kind produced by blending: a special blend of rye and wheat flours.
Linguistics. a word made by putting together parts of other words, as motel, made from motor and hotel, brunch, from breakfast and lunch, or guesstimate, from guess and estimate.
a sequence of two or more consonant sounds within a syllable, as the bl in blend; consonant cluster.

1250–1300; Middle English blenden, Old English blendan to mix, for blandan; cognate with Old Norse blanda, Old High German blantan to mix

nonblended, adjective
nonblending, adjective, noun
reblend, verb, reblended or reblent, reblending.
unblended, adjective
well-blended, adjective

1. compound. See mix. 1, 5. mingle, commingle, combine, amalgamate, unite. 5. coalesce. 8, 9. combination, amalgamation.

1, 5. separate.
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blend (blɛnd)
1.  to mix or mingle (components) together thoroughly
2.  (tr) to mix (different grades or varieties of tea, whisky, tobacco, etc) to produce a particular flavour, consistency, etc
3.  (intr) to look good together; harmonize
4.  (intr) (esp of colours) to shade imperceptibly into each other
5.  a mixture or type produced by blending
6.  the act of blending
7.  Also called: portmanteau word a word formed by joining together the beginning and the end of two other words: "brunch" is a blend of "breakfast" and "lunch"
[Old English blandan; related to blendan to deceive, Old Norse blanda, Old High German blantan]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, in northern writers, from O.E. (Mercian) blondan or O.N. blanda "to mix," or a combination of both; perhaps from P.Gmc. *blandjan "to blind," via a connecting notion of "to make cloudy," from PIE base *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach). Cf. Lith. blandus
"troubled, turbid, thick;" O.C.S. blesti "to go astray." Related: Blended.
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