Last modified on 25 November 2014, at 10:49

mixed

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EtymologyEdit

From mix, equivalent to mix +‎ -ed. Compare Middle English mixid (mixed, past participle), Old English miscode (mixed, preterite). More at mix.

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mixed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of mix

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mixed (comparative more mixed, superlative most mixed)

  1. Having two or more separate aspects.
    I get a very mixed feeling from this puzzling painting.
  2. Not completely pure, tainted or adulterated.
    My joy was somewhat mixed when my partner said she was pregnant: it's a lot of responsibility.
  3. Including both male(s) and female(s).
    The tennis match was mixed with a boy and a girl on each side.
    My son attends a mixed school, my daughter an all-girl grammar school.
  4. Stemming from two or more races or breeds
    The benefit dog show has both mixed and single-breed competitions.
    Mixed blood can surprisingly produce inherited properties which neither parent showed

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