Well-mingled

mingle

[ming-guhl]
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:
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]
 
'mingler
 
n

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mingle
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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