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Alternative forms[edit]

  • mixt (obsolete, Latinate spelling)


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

In adjectival use, reinforced by French mixte and/or Latin mixtus, past participle of misceō (mix), from the same Indo-European root as mix.


  • IPA(key): /mɪkst/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪkst



  1. simple past tense and past participle of mix


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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