AskDefine | Define mixed

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mixed adj
1 caused to combine or unite [syn: amalgamated, intermingled, integrated]
2 consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds (even to the point of incongruity); "an arrangement of assorted spring flowers"; "assorted sizes"; "miscellaneous accessories"; "a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music"; "a motley crew"; "sundry sciences commonly known as social"- I.A.Richards [syn: assorted, miscellaneous, motley, sundry(a)]
3 involving or composed of different races; "interracial schools"; "a mixed neighborhood" [syn: interracial]

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  1. past of mix


  1. Having two or more separate aspects.
    I get a very mixed feeling from this painting.
  2. Not completely pure.
    My joy was somewhat mixed when my girlfriend said she was pregnant; it's a lot of responsibility.
  3. Including both men and women.
    The tennis match was mixed with a male and a female on each side.
    ''My son attends a mixed school, unlike my daughter, who goes to the local all-girl grammar school.


having two or more separate aspects
not completely pure
sporting: including both men and women

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Mixed is the past tense of mix. It may also refer to:

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