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Topic: CHEMISTRY

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: misture, from Latin mixtura, from mixtus; MIX1

mixture

noun
     
mix‧ture S3 W3
1 [countable] a combination of two or more different things, feelings, or types of people
mixture of
The town is a mixture of the old and the new.
the mixture of different people living in the city
She felt a strange mixture of excitement and fear.
a mixture of emotions
2 [uncountable and countable] a liquid or other substance made by mixing several substances together, especially in cooking [↪ compound]
mixture of
Fill the bread with a mixture of lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers.
Pour the mixture into four small dishes.
3 [countable] technicalHC a combination of substances that are put together but do not mix with each other
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