What does the word admixture mean?

  • The act of mixing or of adding to a mixture.

  • The compound formed by mixing different substances. [ Lat.]

Usage examples for admixture

  1. This is due to the admixture of the wrong or discordant tones. – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  2. Lenau was not without a certain sense of humor, grim humor though it was, and here and there in his letters there is an admixture of levity with the all- pervading melancholy. – Types of Weltschmerz in German Poetry by Wilhelm Alfred Braun
  3. It is difficult now to reconstruct a picture of the High Table, made up as it was for many years of a group of middle- aged or elderly men, with a considerable admixture of youthful Fellow Commoners. – St. John's College, Cambridge by Robert Forsyth Scott
  4. He knew that Ralph was unaware of all the evil that would follow such a marriage;- relatives whose every thought and action and word would be distasteful to him; children whose mother would not be a lady, and whose blood would be polluted by an admixture so base;- and, worse still, a life's companion who would be deficient in all those attributes which such a man as Ralph Newton should look for in a wife. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  5. Perhaps it was some admixture of his father's traits which set the young man to investigating the cotton- mill situation in his own fashion. – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke

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