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Mixture and Concoction Definitions

Mixture

The act or process of mixing
An alloy made from the mixture of two metals.

Concoction

To prepare by mixing ingredients, as in cooking.

Mixture

The condition of being mixed
The inevitable mixture of different cultures in big cities.

Concoction

To devise, using skill and intelligence; contrive
Concoct a plan.

Mixture

A combination of ingredients used in cooking or baking.
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Concoction

The preparing of a medicine, food or other substance out of many ingredients.

Mixture

One that consists of diverse elements
The day was a mixture of sun and clouds.

Concoction

A mixture prepared in such a way.

Mixture

A fabric made of different kinds of thread or yarn.

Concoction

Something made up, an invention.
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Mixture

(Chemistry) A composition of two or more substances that are not chemically combined with each other and are capable of being separated.

Concoction

(obsolete) Digestion (of food etc.).

Mixture

The act of mixing.
The mixture of sulphuric acid and water produces heat.

Concoction

The act of digesting in the mind; rumination.

Mixture

Something produced by mixing.
An alloy is a mixture of two metals.

Concoction

Abatement of a morbid process, such as fever, and return to a normal condition.

Mixture

Something that consists of diverse elements.
The day was a mixture of sunshine and showers.

Concoction

(obsolete) The act of perfecting or maturing.

Mixture

A medicinal compound, typically a suspension of a solid in a solution
A teaspoonful of the mixture to be taken three times daily after meals

Concoction

A change in food produced by the organs of nutrition; digestion.

Mixture

(music) A compound organ stop.

Concoction

The act of concocting or preparing by combining different ingredients; also, the food or compound thus prepared.

Mixture

A cloth of variegated colouring.

Concoction

The act of digesting in the mind; planning or devising; rumination.

Mixture

(India) A mix of different dry foods as a snack, especially chevda or Bombay mix.

Concoction

Abatement of a morbid process, as a fever and return to a normal condition.

Mixture

The act of mixing, or the state of being mixed; as, made by a mixture of ingredients.

Concoction

The act of perfecting or maturing.

Mixture

That which results from mixing different ingredients together; a compound; as, to drink a mixture of molasses and water; - also, a medley.
There is also a mixture of good and evil wisely distributed by God, to serve the ends of his providence.

Concoction

Any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients;
He volunteered to taste her latest concoction
He drank a mixture of beer and lemonade

Mixture

An ingredient entering into a mixed mass; an additional ingredient.
Cicero doubts whether it were possible for a community to exist that had not a prevailing mixture of piety in its constitution.

Concoction

An occurrence of an unusual mixture;
It suddenly spewed out a thick green concoction

Mixture

A kind of liquid medicine made up of many ingredients; esp., as opposed to solution, a liquid preparation in which the solid ingredients are not completely dissolved.

Concoction

The invention of a scheme or story to suit some purpose;
His testimony was a concoction
She has no peer in the concoction of mystery stories

Mixture

A mass of two or more ingredients, the particles of which are separable, independent, and uncompounded with each other, no matter how thoroughly and finely commingled; - contrasted with a compound and solution; thus, gunpowder is a mechanical mixture of carbon, sulphur, and niter.

Concoction

The act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components

Mixture

An organ stop, comprising from two to five ranges of pipes, used only in combination with the foundation and compound stops; - called also furniture stop. It consists of high harmonics, or overtones, of the ground tone.

Mixture

(chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)

Mixture

Any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients;
He volunteered to taste her latest concoction
He drank a mixture of beer and lemonade

Mixture

A collection containing a variety of sorts of things;
A great assortment of cars was on display
He had a variety of disorders
A veritable smorgasbord of religions

Mixture

An event that combines things in a mixture;
A gradual mixture of cultures

Mixture

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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