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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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mixturemix‧ture /ˈmɪkstʃə $ -ər/ ●●● S3 W3 noun  1 [countable]MIX a combination of two or more different things, feelings, or types of peoplemixture 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 emotions2 [countable, uncountable]MIX a liquid or other substance made by mixing several substances together, especially in cookingcompoundmixture 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 otherTHESAURUSmixture several different substances, ideas, qualities etc that have been put together, especially so that they form one thingPour the mixture into the cake pan and bake for 50 minutes.He looked at her with a mixture of admiration and curiosity.combination two or more different things, substances etc that are used together or work togetherDoctors use a combination of drugs to combat the disease.The business failed due to a combination of bad management and a lack of experience.blend a mixture of two or more things, qualities, or characteristics, especially ones that combine successfully or in a pleasant wayThe England team is a good side, with a nice blend of experience and youthful energy.The sauce uses a blend of different ingredients.a cross between something and something a mixture of very different things – used when you are describing what something looks or sounds likeThe building looked like a cross between a museum and a spaceship.Her music sounds like a cross between the Rolling Stones and Amy Winehouse. hybrid /ˈhaɪbrəd/ something that is produced by combining two or more things, especially using advanced scientific methodsScientists are combining human and animal embryos to create genetic hybrids.These industries use a hybrid of different technologies. The plant is a hybrid of wheat and rye.amalgam /əˈmælɡəm/ formal a mixture of different things, in which you can still recognize the original featuresThe record is an amalgam of hard rock, jazz, and blues.synthesis formal something that has been made by combining different things, especially information or ideasThe essay should be a synthesis of the information from various sources.an untidy mixturejumble a lot of different things mixed together in an untidy wayRae looked through the jumble of old record albums and tapes.mishmash/hodgepodge informal a mixture of a lot of different things, styles etc that do not seem right togetherIf you look closely at the individual buildings they are a real hodgepodge of styles.The story is a bit of a mishmash.a mxture of chemical substancescompound a chemical substance that contains atoms of two or more elementscommon chemical compounds such as sodium chloridesolution a liquid mixed with a solid or a gasa weak sugar solution
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mixturePaul marinated the chicken in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, and spices.His work is a mixture of photography and painting.A long French liner slipped majestically by with a mixture of European and Asian faces staring curiously from the decks.He looked at her with a mixture of admiration and curiosity.A mixture of concern and anger invaded her.The car runs on a special ether-alcohol mixture that won't work in an ordinary engine.The house behind us was a strange architectural mixture.Divide the cake mixture between the cans and place on a greased baking tray.Small crystals of cadmium are interspersed in the finely divided eutectic mixture.Dissolve gelatin in cold water and add to soup mixture.A special mixture of peat and soil is used for growing bonsai trees.Pack the mixture into little pots or jars.Add the butter or olive oil and a little more water if necessary to thin the mixture to desired thickness.Place all the ingredients in a bowl and beat them until the mixture is smooth.The mixture should consist of a layer of coarse sand, with a thin layer of peat and clay immediately below it.This mixture is used to infuse sauces and marinades with great effectiveness.Beat with hand mixer until mixture resembles a somewhat smooth paste.
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