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1    the act of mixing or state of being mixed  
2    something mixed; a result of mixing  
3      (Chem)   a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together without any chemical bonding between them  
4      (Pharmacol)   a liquid medicine in which an insoluble compound is suspended in the liquid  
5      (Music)   an organ stop that controls several ranks of pipes sounding the upper notes in a harmonic series  
6    the mixture of petrol vapour and air in an internal-combustion engine  
     (C16: from Latin mixtura, from mixtus, past participle of miscere to mix)  

Bordeaux mixture  
      n     (Horticulture)   a fungicide consisting of a solution of equal quantities of copper sulphate and quicklime  
     (C19: loose translation of French bouillie bordelaise, from bouillir to boil + bordelais of Bordeaux)  
cough mixture  
      n   any medicine that relieves coughing  
freezing mixture  
      n   a mixture of two substances, usually salt and ice, to give a temperature below 0°C  
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admixture, alloy, amalgam, amalgamation, association, assortment, blend, brew, combine, composite, compound, concoction, conglomeration, cross, fusion, hotchpotch, jumble, medley, mélange, meld, miscellany, mix, mixed bag     (informal)   potpourri, salmagundi, union, variety  

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a flammable liquid mixture made from petroleum and use esp. as a motor fuel.
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