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  • n  the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something
  • n  an additional ingredient that is added by mixing with the base
    the growing medium should be equal parts of sand and loam with an admixture of peat moss and cow manure
  • n  the act of mixing together

  • 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.
  • The People's Republic of China, separated so long from the outer world by an instinctive xenophobia and an admixture of reclusive Maoism, in 1978 began its Great Leap Outward, or .
  • Third baseman Joe Crede put his finger on the admixture of joy and disbelief swirling over this Series city: "It's weird that it is happening here in Chicago--and I'm part of the .

  • Robert Gates in Global Security
    ...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,...
  • Michael Tomasky in Washington Post
    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."

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