Webster 1913 Edition
mixtum, to mix: cf. F.
The act of mixing, or the state of being mixed;
as, made by a.
That which results from mixing different ingredients together; a compound;
as, to drink a; – also, a medley.
mixtureof molasses and water
There is also a
mixtureof good and evil wisely distributed by God, to serve the ends of his providence.
An ingredient entering into a mixed mass; an additional ingredient.
Cicero doubts whether it were possible for a community to exist that had not a prevailing
mixtureof piety in its constitution.
A kind of liquid medicine made up of many ingredients; esp., as opposed to
solution, a liquid preparation in which the solid ingredients are not completely dissolved.
(Physics & Chem.)
A mass of two or more ingredients, the particles of which are separable, independent, and uncompounded with each other, no matter how thoroughly and finely commingled; – contrasted with a
thus, gunpowder is a mechanical.
mixtureof carbon, sulphur, and niter
An organ stop, comprising from two to five ranges of pipes, used only in combination with the foundation and compound stops; – called also
furniture stop. It consists of high harmonics, or overtones, of the ground tone.
Syn. – Union; admixture; intermixture; medley.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A mass or compound, consisting of different ingredients blended without order. In this life there is a mixture of good and evil. Most wines in market are base mixtures.
2.The ingredient added and mixed. Cicero doubted whether it is possible for a community to exist without a prevailing mixture of piety in its constitution.
3.In pharmacy, a liquid medicine which receives into its composition not only extracts, salts and other substances dissolvable in water, but earths, powders and other substances not dissolvable.
4.In chimistry, mixture differs from combination. In mixture, the several ingredients are blended without an alteration of the substances, each of which still retains its own nature and properties. In combination, the substances unite by chimical attraction, and losing their distinct properties, they form a compound differing in its properties from either of the ingredients.