adjective Date: 1671 incapable of mixing or attaining homogeneity • immiscibility noun

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  • Immiscible — Im*mis ci*ble, a. [Pref. im not + miscible: cf. F. immiscible.] 1. Not capable of being mixed or mingled. [1913 Webster] A chaos of immiscible and conflicting particles. Cudworth. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: (Chem.) Not miscible; forming two… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • immiscible — ⇒IMMISCIBLE, adj. CHIM. [En parlant d un corps] Qui ne peut être mélangé à aucun autre corps. Substances immiscibles (LITTRÉ). P. métaph. Jeanne, Madeleine ... thèmes éternels, fort peu originaux, immiscibles comme l huile de foie de morue et l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • immiscible — 1670s, from IM (Cf. im ) + MISCIBLE (Cf. miscible) …   Etymology dictionary

  • immiscible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of liquids) not forming a homogeneous mixture when added together …   English terms dictionary

  • immiscible — [i mis′ə bəl] adj. [< IN 2 + MISCIBLE] that cannot be mixed, as oil and water immiscibility n. immiscibly adv …   English World dictionary

  • immiscible — adjective (of two or more liquids) that are not mutually soluble; unmixable A mixture of oil, water and mercury forms three immiscible layers. Ant: miscible …   Wiktionary

  • immiscible — Incapable of mutual solution; e.g., oil and water. [L. im misceo, to mix in (in + misceo)] * * * im·mis·ci·ble ( )im (m)is ə bəl adj incapable of mixing or attaining homogeneity used esp. of liquids <immiscible solvents> im·mis·ci·bil·i·ty… …   Medical dictionary

  • immiscible — immiscibility, n. immiscibly, adv. /i mis euh beuhl/, adj. not miscible; incapable of being mixed. [1665 75; IM 2 + MISCIBLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • immiscible — (i mmi ssi bl ) adj. Terme de physique. Qui n est pas susceptible de se mélanger. Substances immiscibles. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. immiscibilis (QUICHERAT, Addenda), de in négatif, et miscibilis, qui peut être mêlé …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • immiscible —    1. Two or more liquids that are not readily soluble [22].    2. The chemical property of two or more phases that, at mutual equilibrium, cannot dissolve completely in one another, e.g., oil and water [22].    3. The quality of liquids… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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