commixture

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n commixture the act of mixing together "paste made by a mix of flour and water","the mixing of sound channels in the recording studio"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Commixture The act or process of mixing; the state of being mingled; the blending of ingredients in one mass or compound. "In the commixture of anything that is more oily or sweet, such bodies are least apt to putrefy."
    • Commixture The mass formed by mingling different things; a compound; a mixture.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n commixture The act of mixing; the state of being mingled; the blending or joining of ingredients in one mass or compound; mingling; incorporation.
    • n commixture The mass formed by mixing or blending different things; a composition; a compound.
    • n commixture Eccles., in both the Greek and the Western Church since early times, the rite of putting a particle of the consecrated bread or host into the chalice, an act emblematic of the reunion of body and soul at the resurrection.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Commixture act of mixing together: the state of being mixed: the compound formed by mixing: the rite of putting a piece of the host into the chalice, emblematic of the reunion of body and soul at the Resurrection
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. commixtura,

Usage

In literature:

But health is the harmonious commixture of the elements.
"Essays and Miscellanies" by Plutarch
The mode and time of the commixture are matters altogether beyond our knowledge.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 1. (of 7): Chaldaea" by George Rawlinson
The Emperor's objection to such commixture of religions was unusual and probably due to zeal for pure Buddhism.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Then it suddenly became a mad commixture of Babel and hell.
"Bob Hampton of Placer" by Randall Parrish
The repaired crenellations, the inserted patches of the walls of the outer circle, sufficiently express this commixture.
"A Little Tour in France" by Henry James
To-day they are paying the penalty of this bloody commixture.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
What is the real effect of all this commixture?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 355, May 1845" by Various
And many bodies will coagulate upon commixture, whose separated natures promise no concretion.
"The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 1 of 3)" by Thomas Browne
But surely no Languages have been so straitly lock'd up as not to admit of commixture.
"The Works of Sir Thomas Browne" by Thomas Browne
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