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Nov 30 '11
The verb mingle means to mix or bring together in combination. Because mingling involves two or more individuals and cannot be one-sided, the prefixes inter- (meaning between; among) and co- (meaning jointly) add nothing that is not already contained in the meaning of mingle. Hence neither co-mingle, commingle, nor intermingle has any reason to exist, yet all three appear surprisingly often.

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