mixture - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [singular] a combination of two or more different things, people, qualities etc
    mixture of:

    Her face showed a mixture of fear and excitement.

    The building was a strange mixture of styles.

    The shop is run by a mixture of volunteers and paid staff.

    1. a.
      someone who has a combination of several different qualities

      What a strange mixture you are, Lisa.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a substance such as food that is the result of mixing different things

    Spoon the mixture into the cake tins.

    mixture of:

    A mixture of clay and sand is ideal for this kind of plant.

  3. 3
    [countable] chemistry a substance consisting of different substances that combine without a chemical reaction