immiscible

[ih-mis-uh-buh l]

adjective

not miscible; incapable of being mixed.

Nearby words

  1. imminence,
  2. imminent,
  3. imminently,
  4. immingham,
  5. immingle,
  6. immiserate,
  7. immiserize,
  8. immitigable,
  9. immittance,
  10. immix

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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British Dictionary definitions for immiscibility

immiscible

adjective

(of two or more liquids) incapable of being mixed to form a homogeneous substanceoil and water are immiscible
Derived Formsimmiscibility, nounimmiscibly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for immiscibility

immiscible

adj.

1670s, from im- + miscible.

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Medicine definitions for immiscibility

immiscible

[ĭ-mĭsə-bəl]

adj.

Incapable of being mixed or blended, as oil and water.
Related formsim•mis′ci•bili•ty n.


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Science definitions for immiscibility

immiscible

[ĭ-mĭsə-bəl]

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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