admixture admixture

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something
  2. (n) an additional ingredient that is added by mixing with the base
  3. (n) the act of mixing together

Usage(s):

  1. Children often have delusions of omnipotence, and perhaps adult megalomania derives from that, with a sinister admixture of the child's spirit of play and exhibitionism.
  2. The book hums with the same antic prose and looping comic riffs that characterize Martin's novels, along with a surprising admixture of tenderness.
  3. The Stalinists are strongest among the workers in Lombardy, with a small admixture of students and teachers.

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  1. The results overturn what Dr. Pääbo calls the "hard out-of-Africa hypothesis" in which a small group of anatomically modern humans migrates from Africa "and replaced everyone else in the world without any admixture."
    on May 6, 2010 By: Svante Pääbo Source: Christian Science Monitor

  2. ...commander of 5th Corps in the opening phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Wallace saw firsthand the modern operational environment, Gates said, describing it as "a toxic admixture of the conventional and irregular, the high-tech and the low,...
    on Dec 8, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: Global Security

  3. Only a larger argument rooted in a different conception of government and society, Tomasky argues, will allow the party to "do a lot more than squeak by in this fall's (or any) elections based on the usual unsatisfying admixture of compromises."
    on Apr 24, 2006 By: Michael Tomasky Source: Washington Post

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