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English definition of “cocktail”

cocktail

noun [C usually singular] (MIXTURE)    /ˈkɒk.teɪl/ US  /ˈkɑːk-/
a mixture of different things, often an unexpected, dangerous, or exciting one: The inquest heard that the guitarist died from a cocktail of drink and drugs. Cars produce a lethal cocktail of gasses.Mixing and mixturesVariety and mixturesConnecting and combiningGroups and collections of things
(Definition of cocktail noun (MIXTURE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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