Today’s Word : admix

Word: admix

PRONUNCIATION:

(ad-MIKS)

MEANING:

verb tr.: To mix or blend.

ETYMOLOGY:

Back-formation from admixt (mixed), from Latin admiscere (to mix into), from ad- (toward) + miscere (to mix). Ultimately from the Indo-European root meik- (to mix) that is also the source of mix, miscellaneous, meddle, medley, melee, promiscuous, and mustang. Earliest documented use: 1533.

USAGE:

“Ollanta Humala has assembled a rainbow cabinet consisting of leftwing radicals and former military men, admixed with orthodox economists.”
John Paul Rathbone; Mood of Cautious Optimism Takes Hold; The Financial Times (London, UK); Sep 20, 2011.

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