[mis-uh-buh l]

Origin of miscible

1560–70; < Latin misc(ēre) to mix, mingle + -ible
Related formsmis·ci·bil·i·ty, nounun·mis·ci·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for miscibility


  1. capable of mixingalcohol is miscible with water
Derived Formsmiscibility, noun

Word Origin for miscible

C16: from Medieval Latin miscibilis, from Latin miscēre to mix
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Word Origin and History for miscibility



1560s, from Medieval Latin miscibilis "mixable," from Latin miscere "to mix" (see mix (v.)).

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miscibility in Medicine


  1. Capable of being and remaining mixed in all proportions. Used of liquids.
Related formsmis′ci•bili•ty n.
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miscibility in Science


  1. Relating to two or more substances, such as water and alcohol, that can be mixed together or can dissolve into one another in any proportion without separating. Compare immiscible.
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