- not miscible; incapable of being mixed.
Origin of immiscible
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Absorption of gas occurs, but at a certain concentration the solid solution can separate into two immiscible solid solutions.
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.
- (of two or more liquids) incapable of being mixed to form a homogeneous substanceoil and water are immiscible
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Word Origin and History for immiscible
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- Incapable of being mixed or blended, as oil and water.
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- 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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