adjective Chemistry, Physics.
capable of being mixed: miscible ingredients.
Origin of miscible
1560–70;Related formsmis·ci·bil·i·ty, nounun·mis·ci·ble, adjective
< Latin misc(ēre
) to mix, mingle + -ible
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Examples from the Web for miscible
Historical Examples of miscible
It is a strong base, miscible with water in every proportion.
A thin colourless liquid, of pungent rancid odour, and sour taste, miscible with water and alcohol.
It melts into a colourless liquid at about 38, in which state it is miscible with water, alcohol, and ether.
It is soluble in all proportions in water, the resulting mixture being lighter than that fluid, and miscible with alcohol.
It is miscible in all proportions with water, alcohol and ether.
British Dictionary definitions for miscible
Derived Formsmiscibility, noun
capable of mixingalcohol is miscible with water
Word Origin for miscible
C16: from Medieval Latin miscibilis, from Latin miscēre to mix
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Word Origin and History for miscible
1560s, from Medieval Latin miscibilis "mixable," from Latin miscere "to mix" (see mix (v.)).
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Related formsmis′ci•bil′i•ty n.
Capable of being and remaining mixed in all proportions. Used of liquids.
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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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