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[mis-uh-buh l]
adjective Chemistry, Physics.
  1. capable of being mixed: miscible ingredients.
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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 miscible


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

Word Origin

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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miscible in Medicine


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