see also: Mingle
  • IPA: /ˈmɪŋ.ɡəl/

mingle (mingles, present participle mingling; past and past participle mingled)

  1. (transitive) To mix; intermix; to combine or join, as an individual or part, with other parts, but commonly so as to be distinguishable in the product; to confuse; to confound.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Exodus 9:24 ↗:
      There was […] fire mingled with the hail.
    Across the city yesterday, there was a feeling of bittersweet reunion as streams of humanity converged and mingled at dozens of memorial services.New York Times ↗
  2. (transitive) To associate or unite in society or by ties of relationship; to cause or allow to intermarry; to intermarry.
    • 1611, King James Version, Ezra ix. 2
      The holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands.
  3. (transitive) To deprive of purity by mixture; to contaminate.
    • a mingled, imperfect virtue
  4. (transitive) To make or prepare by mixing the ingredients of.
    • [He] proceeded to mingle another draught.
  5. (transitive, obsolete) To put together; to join.
  6. (intransitive) To become mixed or blended.