admixture


admixture
admixture 1 *mixture, composite, blend, compound, amalgam
2 Admixture, alloy, adulterant are comparable when they denote an added ingredient that destroys the purity or genuineness of a substance.
Admixture suggests the addition of the foreign or the nonessential
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pure Indian without any admixture of white blood

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love with an admixture of selfishness

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comic verses with an occasional admixture of mild bawdry— Cowie

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Alloy derives its figurative implication of an addition that detracts from the value or perfection of a thing from an old literal application to a base metal added to a precious metal to give it hardness
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there’s no fortune so good, but it has its alloyBacon

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he had his alloy, like other people, of ambition and selfishness— Rose Macaulay

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Adulterant, both literally and figuratively, implies the addition of something that debases or impairs a thing without markedly affecting its appearance. Consequently it usually implies the intent to deceive interests
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. . . trying to upgrade consumer thinking on wool by classifying the new textile fibers as adulterantsF. A. Adams

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piety without any adulterant of hypocrisy

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Analogous words: *addition, accretion: *touch, suggestion, streak, dash, spice, tinge, smack, shade: infusion, suffusion, leaven (see corresponding verbs at INFUSE)

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  • Admixture — Ad*mix ture (?; 135), n. [L. admiscere, admixtum, to admix; ad + miscere to mix. See {Mix}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of mixing; mixture. [1913 Webster] 2. The compound formed by mixing different substances together. [1913 Webster] 3. That which …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • admixture — I noun amalgam, amalgamation, blend, coalescence, combination, commixture, composite, composition, compound, integration, intermingling, intermixture, melange, mingling, mixture, pastiche associated concepts: confusion of goods II index… …   Law dictionary

  • admixture — (n.) c.1600, with URE (Cf. ure), from admix (1530s), a back formation from admixt (early 15c.), from L. admixtus mixed with, pp. of admiscere to add to by mingling, mix with, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + miscere to m …   Etymology dictionary

  • admixture — [n] blending amalgamation, blend, combination, commixture, compound, fusion, mélange, mingling, mixture; concept 432 …   New thesaurus

  • admixture — [ad miks′chər] n. [< L admixtus, pp. of admiscere < ad , to + miscere, to MIX + URE] 1. a mixture 2. a thing or ingredient added in mixing …   English World dictionary

  • admixture — [[t]ædmɪ̱kstʃə(r)[/t]] N SING: usu N of n Admixture means the same as mixture. [FORMAL] Seaton s heart beat with the admixture of aversion and thrill. Syn: mixture …   English dictionary

  • admixture — UK [ədˈmɪkstʃə(r)] / US [ədˈmɪkstʃər] noun [countable] Word forms admixture : singular admixture plural admixtures formal a mixture …   English dictionary

  • admixture — /ad miks cheuhr/, n. 1. the act of mixing; state of being mixed. 2. anything added; any alien element or ingredient: This is a pure product; there are no admixtures. 3. a compound containing an admixture. [1595 1605; < L admixt(us) + URE, on the… …   Universalium

  • admixture — priemaiša statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. admixture; impurity vok. Beimengung, f; Fremdstoff, m; Zusatz, m rus. примесь, f pranc. additif, m; impureté, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • admixture — priemaiša statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Nedidelis pašalinės medžiagos kiekis pagrindinėje medžiagoje. atitikmenys: angl. admixture; impurity vok. Beimischung, f; Fremdstörstelle, f; Störstelle, f rus. примесь, f… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas


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