(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Combination of two or more things
1. mixture, admixture, commixture, intermixture, alloyage; matrimony, junction, combination, union, amalgamation; permeation, imbuement, impregnation, infusion, suffusion, transfusion, infiltration; seasoning, sprinkling; adulteration; assortment, variety; miscegenation, interbreeding, intermarriage, mixed marriage; hybridization, crossing, crossbreeding; multiculturism, pluralism, biculturalism. Slang, gender-bender. See between, insertion.
2. (slight addition) tinge, tincture, sprinkling, spice, seasoning, infusion, soupçon. See littleness.
3. (mixture of elements) alloy, amalgam, compound, blend, mélange, miscellany, melting pot, medley, olio, mess, hodgepodge, brew, patchwork, odds and ends, jumble; salad, sauce; hash, mash; gallimaufry, salmagundy, potpourri, goulash, mosaic; crazy quilt, mishmash; pi; mixed blessing. Slang, dog's breakfast
4. (mixed races or sexes) half-breed, half-caste, half-blood, mulatto; quadroon, octoroon; cross, hybrid, mongrel; ladino, mestizo; Eurasian; mustee, métis, métisse; bisexual; hermaphrodite, androgyne, epicene. Slang, high yellow, keltch, lemon, mahogany, sepia[n], cascos, free issue, griffe, marabou, black and tan, brown, café au lait, caste, grifane, pinky, mango, mameluco, mustalfino, pepper and salt, quarteron, sang-mêlé, white Negro, yola; half and half, kiki, switch-hitter, moff, panatrope, scrat, will-jill.
5. (device or event) mixer, blender, food processor, eggbeater; social, John Paul Jones, tea dance.
Verbs — mix, join, combine, commix, intermix, merge, mix up with, mingle, commingle, intermingle, stir up, knead, brew, impregnate with, intertwine, graft, interweave, associate with; instill, imbue, transfuse, infuse, suffuse, infiltrate, tinge, lace, tincture, season, sprinkle, blend, cross, allow, amalgamate, throw together with, compound, adulterate, contaminate, infect; run into. Slang, swing both ways.
Adjectives — mixed, composite, half-and-half; hybrid, mongrel; combined, united; amalgamated, alloyed; multicultural; impregnated (with), ingrained; heterogeneous, motley, variegated, miscellaneous, promiscuous, indiscriminate, miscible.
Prepositions — among[st], amid[st], with, in the midst of.
Antonyms, see disjunction.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A combination]
Syn. blend, compound, composite, amalgam, miscellany, intermixture, admixture, mingling, medley, mix, potpourri, salmagundi, alloy, fusion, jumble, mishmash*, mash, brew, merger, adulteration, hybridization, hybrid, crossing, infiltration, magma, transfusion, infusion, mélange, interweavement, saturation, assimilation, incorporation, olio, olla podrida, broth, stew, dough, batter, hodgepodge*.
2. [A mess]
Syn. mix-up, muddle, disorder; see confusion . 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
see mix
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Something produced by mixing: admixture, amalgam, amalgamation, blend, commixture, fusion, merger, mix. See ASSEMBLE. 2. A collection of various things: assortment, conglomeration, gallimaufry, hodgepodge, jumble, medley, melange, miscellany, mishmash, mixed bag, olio, patchwork, potpourri, salmagundi, variety. Slang: grab bag. See COLLECT.

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