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Webster 1913 Edition


Mixture

Mix′ture

,
Noun.
[L.
mixtura
, fr.
miscere
,
mixtum
, to mix: cf. F.
mixture
. See
Mix
.]
1.
The act of mixing, or the state of being mixed;
as, made by a
mixture
of ingredients
.
Hooker.
2.
That which results from mixing different ingredients together; a compound;
as, to drink a
mixture
of molasses and water
; – also, a medley.
There is also a
mixture
of good and evil wisely distributed by God, to serve the ends of his providence.
Atterbury.
3.
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
mixture
of piety in its constitution.
Addison.
4.
(Med.)
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.
5.
(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
compound
and
solution
;
thus, gunpowder is a mechanical
mixture
of carbon, sulphur, and niter
.
6.
(Mus.)
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


Mixture

MIX'TURE

,
Noun.
[L. mixtura.] The act of mixing, or state of being mixed. Compounds are made by the mixture of different substances.
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.

Definition 2022


mixture

mixture

English

Noun

mixture (plural mixtures)

  1. The act of mixing.
    The mixture of sulphuric acid and water produces heat.
  2. Something produced by mixing.
    An alloy is a mixture of two metals.
  3. Something that consists of diverse elements
    The day was a mixture of sunshine and showers.
  4. A medicinal compound
    A teaspoonful of the mixture to be taken three times daily after meals

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External links

  • mixture in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • mixture in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Latin

Participle

mixtūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of mixtūrus

Portuguese

Verb

mixture

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of mixturar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of mixturar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of mixturar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of mixturar