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[ih-mis-uh-buh l] /ɪˈmɪs ə bəl/
not miscible; incapable of being mixed.
Origin of immiscible
1665-75; im-2 + miscible
Related forms
immiscibility, noun
immiscibly, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for immiscible
  • Pore scale modeling of immiscible and miscible fluid flows using smoothed particle hydrodynamics.
  • The first polar fluid phase and the continuous phase are immiscible.
  • Morphological development of polypropylene in immiscible blends with cellulose acetate butyrate.
  • The efficiency of the process was demonstrated using a centrifugal contactor for separation of immiscible liquid phases.
  • In the presence of two immiscible liquid phases, it reduces the surface tension and acts as an emulsifier.
  • It is immiscible with water, has a high boiling point and low vapor pressure.
British Dictionary definitions for immiscible


(of two or more liquids) incapable of being mixed to form a homogeneous substance: oil and water are immiscible
Derived Forms
immiscibility, noun
immiscibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for immiscible

1670s, from im- + miscible.

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immiscible in Medicine

immiscible im·mis·ci·ble (ĭ-mĭs'ə-bəl)
Incapable of being mixed or blended, as oil and water.

im·mis'ci·bil'i·ty n.
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immiscible in Science
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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