Other forms: mixed; mixing; mixes

To mix is to combine or blend different things together. If you mix baking soda and vinegar, you can create an erupting volcano for your science project.

Scientists mix chemical substances; bakers mix flour, eggs, milk, and sugar; and songwriters mix different musical elements — in each of these cases, the result is also a mix, a combination of different things into a new whole. The word mix comes from the Middle English adjective mixte, "composed of more than one element," which is rooted in the Latin miscere, "to mix or blend," and also "to throw into confusion."

Definitions of mix
  1. verb
    mix together different elements
    synonyms: blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, merge
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    mix in specific proportions
    cause to become one with
    meld, melt
    lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually
    blend in, mix in
    cause (something) to be mixed with (something else)
    grow together (of plants and organs)
    unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds
    mix or blend
    make an alloy of
    syncretise, syncretize
    become fused
    cut in
    mix in with cutting motions
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    change integrity
    change in physical make-up
  2. verb
    add as an additional element or part
    mix water into the drink”
    synonyms: mix in
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    add an enlivening or altering element to
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    make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of
  3. verb
    to bring or combine together or with something else
    synonyms: amalgamate, commix, mingle, unify
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    aggregate, combine
    gather in a mass, sum, or whole
    make a concoction (of) by mixing
    combine, compound
    combine so as to form a whole; mix
    blend, immingle, intermingle, intermix
    combine into one
    incorporate, integrate
    make into a whole or make part of a whole
    unitise, unitize
    make into a unit
    combine (a radio frequency wave) with a locally generated wave of a different frequency so as to produce a new frequency equal to the sum or the difference between the two
    sulfurette, sulphurette
    combine with sulfur
    mix or blend
    combine with carbon
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  4. verb
    mix so as to make a random order or arrangement
    synonyms: ruffle, shuffle
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    shuffle again
    shuffle (playing cards) by separating the deck into two parts and riffling with the thumbs so the cards intermix
    divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult
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    hold something in one's hands and move it
  5. verb
    combine (electronic signals)
    mixing sounds”
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    combine, compound
    put or add together
  6. verb
    open (a place) to members of all races and ethnic groups
    synonyms: desegregate, integrate
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    separate by race or religion; practice a policy of racial segregation
  7. noun
    the act of mixing together
    “paste made by a mix of flour and water”
    “the mixing of sound channels in the recording studio”
    synonyms: admixture, commixture, intermixture, mixing, mixture
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    combination, combining, compounding
    the act of combining things to form a new whole
  8. noun
    an event that combines things in a mixture
    synonyms: mixture
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    an occurrence of an unusual mixture
    an occurrence of thorough mixing
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    combine, combining
    an occurrence that results in things being united
  9. noun
    a commercially prepared mixture of dry ingredients
    synonyms: premix
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    a commercial preparation containing most of the ingredients for a dish
    self-raising flour, self-rising flour
    a commercially prepared mixture of flour and salt and a leavening agent
    brownie mix
    a commercial mix for making brownies
    cake mix
    a commercial mix for making a cake
    lemonade mix
    a commercial mix for making lemonade
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    concoction, intermixture, mixture
    any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients




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