1. Blended together into one unit or mass: mixed baby formula.
a. Consisting or made up of a variety of different entities: a mixed wardrobe; a mixed salad. See Synonyms at miscellaneous.
b. Both favorable and unfavorable: I have mixed feelings about the new ownership.
a. Relating to or made up of people of different races or social classes: people of mixed backgrounds.
b. Made up of, intended for, or open to people of different sexes: always polite in mixed company; a mixed dormitory.
4. Crossbred: dog of a mixed breed.
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