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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: meng 'to mix' (11-19 centuries), from Old English mengan

mingle

verb
     
min‧gle past tense and past participle mingled, present participle mingling
1 [intransitive and transitive] if two feelings, sounds, smells etc mingle, they mix together with each other:
Add the mint and allow the flavours to mingle.
mingle with
Her perfume mingled with the smell of woodsmoke from the fire.
be mingled with something
Her excitement was mingled with a slight feeling of fear.
2 [intransitive] if you mingle at a party, you move around the room and talk to lots of different people
mingle with
She was eager to mingle with the other guests.

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