mixtion

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French mixtion, mixion, and its source, Latin mixtiō, from mixtus (mixed).

Noun[edit]

mixtion (plural mixtions)

  1. (archaic) The act or process of mixing; the state of being mixed or becoming mixed; a mixture.
    • 1646, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, III.17:
      Nor are there hardly any who either treat of mutation or mixtion of sexes, who have not left some mention of this point [...].
  2. (obsolete) A compound of drugs; a medicinal concoction.
  3. (obsolete) A chemical compound.
  4. (obsolete) In gilding, a mixture of amber, mastic, and asphalt used as a size or mordant for affixing gold leaf to wood or to distemper pictures.
  5. (obsolete) The addition of something as an ingredient; admixture; the presence of a heterogeneous element in a mixture or compound.
  6. (obsolete) A kind of cement made of mastic, amber, etc., used as a mordant for gold leaf.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin mixtiō.

Noun[edit]

mixtion f (plural mixtions)

  1. mixtion (compound of drugs)

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