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Mix (something) with something else:‘digging is an efficient way of admixing organic matter’
blend, mingle, combine, put together, stir, jumble, mergeblend, mingle, combine, put together, stir, jumble, mergeView synonyms
- ‘The composition is prepared by admixing the components.’
- ‘Gold occurs primarily as the native metal, but it almost always has some silver admixed by atomic substitution.’
- ‘Giant cells were admixed with the malignant cells.’
- ‘Initially, a hybrid population is created by admixing genes from parental populations.’
Late Middle English: back-formation from the obsolete adjective ‘admixt’, from Latin admixtus mixed together, past participle of admiscere, from ad- to + miscere to mix.
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