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[n] the act of blending components together thoroughly
[n] a word formed by joining two others (e.g., `smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog')
[n] an occurrence of thorough mixing
[v] mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"; "fuse the clutter of detail into a rich narrative"--A. Schlesinger
[v] combine into one; "blend the nuts and raisins together"; "he blends in with the crowd"; "We don't intermingle much"
[v] blend or harmonize; "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs"

Misc. Definitions

\Blend\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blended} or {Blent}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blending}.] [OE. blenden, blanden, AS. blandan to blend, mix; akin to Goth. blandan to mix, Icel. blanda, Sw. blanda, Dan. blande, OHG. blantan to mis; to unknown origin.]
1. To mix or mingle together; esp. to mingle, combine, or associate so that the separate things mixed, or the line of demarcation, can not be distinguished. Hence: To confuse; to confound. Blending the grand, the beautiful, the gay. --Percival.
2. To pollute by mixture or association; to spoil or corrupt; to blot; to stain. [Obs.] --Spenser. Syn: To commingle; combine; fuse; merge; amalgamate; harmonize.
\Blend\, v. i. To mingle; to mix; to unite intimately; to pass or shade insensibly into each other, as colors. There is a tone of solemn and sacred feeling that blends with our conviviality. --Irving.
\Blend\, n. A thorough mixture of one thing with another, as color, tint, etc., into another, so that it cannot be known where one ends or the other begins.
\Blend\, v. t. [AS. blendan, from blind blind. See {Blind}, a.] To make blind, literally or figuratively; to dazzle; to deceive. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

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