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immiscible

[ih-mis-uh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. not miscible; incapable of being mixed.
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Origin of immiscible

First recorded in 1665–75; im-2 + miscible
Related formsim·mis·ci·bil·i·ty, nounim·mis·ci·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for immiscible

Historical Examples

  • Absorption of gas occurs, but at a certain concentration the solid solution can separate into two immiscible solid solutions.

    The Phase Rule and Its Applications

    Alexander Findlay

  • If the middle portion were horizontal, it would indicate either the formation of a compound or of two immiscible solid solutions.

  • It was like the mixture of two immiscible liquids—oil, for instance, shaken up with water.

    Over Prairie Trails

    Frederick Philip Grove

  • They are unassimilable and immiscible without rapid degeneracy.


British Dictionary definitions for immiscible

immiscible

adjective
  1. (of two or more liquids) incapable of being mixed to form a homogeneous substanceoil and water are immiscible
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Derived Formsimmiscibility, nounimmiscibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for immiscible

adj.

1670s, from im- + miscible.

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immiscible in Medicine

immiscible

(ĭ-mĭsə-bəl)
adj.
  1. Incapable of being mixed or blended, as oil and water.
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Related formsim•mis′ci•bili•ty n.
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immiscible in Science

immiscible

[ĭ-mĭsə-bəl]
  1. Incapable of being mixed or blended together. Immiscible liquids that are shaken together eventually separate into layers. Oil and water are immiscible. Compare miscible.
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