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From Middle French commixtion, and its source, Latin commixtionem, from commiscēre (to mix).


commixtion (plural commixtions)

  1. (obsolete) The action of mixing or blending together; commingling.
  2. (obsolete) The blending (of wines, etc.); garbling.
  3. (obsolete) coition; copulation; sexual intercourse.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, VI.6:
      ‘Of that commixtion they did then beget / This hellish Dog, that hight the Blatant Beast […].’
  4. (obsolete) commixture; a commixed condition or state.
  5. (obsolete) A mixture; a compound.
  6. A technical term in Roman and Scottish law denoting a method of acquiring property by mixing or blending substances belonging to different proprietors.
  7. The putting of a small piece of the host into the chalice during Mass, typifying the reunion of body and soul at the resurrection.


Old French[edit]


Borrowing from Latin commixtiō.


commixtion f (oblique plural commixtions, nominative singular commixtion, nominative plural commixtions)

  1. commixtion (act of mixing; result of this)