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acid rain rain that has high acidity because of being mixed with pollutants such as vehicle exhausts and residues from burning of fossil fuels for energy or from chemical manufacturing.
addlebrained having or seeming to have a mixed-up or confused mind; muddled. [1/2 definitions]
admixture the act of mixing or the condition of being mixed. [1/2 definitions]
adobe a building material of sun-dried clay mixed with straw, usu. made into bricks. [1/3 definitions]
baking powder a powder containing sodium bicarbonate and an acidic substance, that serves as a leavening agent in baking by releasing carbon dioxide when mixed with water, thereby causing the dough to rise.
B and B abbreviation of "Benedictine and Brandy," mixed as a cocktail. [1/2 definitions]
base1 a chemical compound that creates salts when mixed with acids. (Cf. base.) [1/7 definitions]
bay rum a fragrant liquid made from bay leaves and rum or bay leaf oil mixed with alcohol and water, used esp. in toiletries.
bittersweet sweetness mixed with or followed by bitterness, or pleasure mingled with pain. [1/5 definitions]
bloody Mary (often cap.) a mixed drink made mostly of vodka and tomato juice.
blow-by the leakage of unburned gases or of air mixed with fuel into the crankcase of an automobile engine, or the gases so leaking. [1/2 definitions]
branch water plain water when mixed with liquor. [1/2 definitions]
café au lait hot coffee mixed with an equal amount of hot or scalded milk. [1/2 definitions]
camel's hair a usu. tan cloth made from this hair, often mixed with wool, and used to make coats or the like. [1/2 definitions]
cappuccino espresso coffee mixed with steamed milk and often topped with cinnamon or chocolate and whipped cream.
chrism a consecrated oil mixed with balsam and used by some churches in certain rites, such as baptism. [1/2 definitions]
cocktail1 an alcoholic beverage mixed from one or more liquors and juice, soda, or the like, often served cold. [2/4 definitions]
cocktail2 a horse of mixed or impure breed. [1/2 definitions]
complementary colors two colors of the spectrum, such as green and red, that produce a white or near-white when mixed in the right proportion.
compression the reduction in volume and increase in pressure of air or air mixed with fuel in the cylinder of an internal combustion engine prior to ignition, or the engine cycle in which this process takes place. [1/3 definitions]
Creole a person of mixed European and African ancestry. [2/6 definitions]