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intermix Syllabification: in·ter·mix
Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˈmiks/

Definition of intermix in English:


Mix together: [with object]: the ore had to be handled so that it was not inadvertently intermixed with other material [no object]: along its southern edge low trees intermix with the shrubs
More example sentences
  • You can smell the mint, basil, and dill intermixing together and providing the outside with their spicy, sweet scents.
  • This started the process whereby the fibres began to felt together as the scales on the individual fibres intermixed.
  • Cultural backgrounds become intermixed and paths blended when people migrate to towns and cities.


Mid 16th century (originally as the past participle intermixt): from Latin intermixtus, past participle of intermiscere 'mix together', from inter- 'between' + miscere 'to mix'.



Example sentences
  • Brilliant, vibrant, and opaque colors are all intermixable and clean up with water.
  • All acrylics are self sealing and intermixable, making the color possibilities endless.
  • Our range of intermixable low metal release onglaze colours is suitable for indirect and direct applications using both conventional and fast firing cycles.


Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˈmiksCHər/
Example sentences
  • It is precisely such intermixture, such ‘composite character,’ Emerson concludes, that contributed to England's emergence as one of the world's great civilizations and powers.
  • In the 1930s, anthropologists commonly held that there had once been ‘pure races’, and variation in today's populations was due to intermixture.
  • Portuguese-speaking Brazil (which constitutes half of South America in population and territory) testifies even more strongly to African intermixture.

Words that rhyme with intermix

admix, affix, commix, fix, Hicks, MI6, mix, nix, Nyx, pix, Pnyx, prix fixe, pyx, Ricks, six, Styx, transfix, Wicks

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