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1. 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. There was. Fire mingled with the hail. (Ex. Ix. 24)

2. To associate or unite in society or by ties of relationship; to cause or allow to intermarry; to intermarry. The holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands. (Ezra ix. 2)

3. To deprive of purity by mixture; to contaminate. A mingled, imperfect virtue. (Rogers)

4. To put together; to join.

5. To make or prepare by mixing the ingredients of. [He] proceeded to mingle another draught. (Hawthorne)

Origin: From OE. Mengen, AS. Mengan; akin to D. & G. Mengen, Icel. Menga, also to E. Among, and possibly to mix. Cf. Among, Mongrel.