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miscible

[mis-uh-buh l] /ˈmɪs ə bəl/
adjective, Chemistry, Physics.
1.
capable of being mixed:
miscible ingredients.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Latin misc(ēre) to mix, mingle + -ible
Related forms
miscibility, noun
unmiscible, adjective
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Examples for miscible
  • The miscible polymer blends exhibit single phase morphology.
  • Polar stuff dissolves or is miscible in other polar stuff.
  • Flammable liquids that are water miscible may have decreased flash points when mixed with water.
  • However, the higher the molecular weight of the alcohol, the lower the polarity and the less miscible with water.
  • Only one binary pair of components, decane-water, is partially miscible.
British Dictionary definitions for miscible

miscible

/ˈmɪsɪbəl/
adjective
1.
capable of mixing alcohol is miscible with water
Derived Forms
miscibility, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin miscibilis, from Latin miscēre to mix
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Word Origin and History for miscible
miscible
1570, from M.L. miscibilis "mixable," from L. miscere "to mix" (see mix).
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miscible in Medicine

miscible mis·ci·ble (mĭs'ə-bəl)
adj.
Capable of being and remaining mixed in all proportions. Used of liquids.


mis'ci·bil'i·ty n.
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miscible in Science
miscible
  (mĭs'ə-bəl)   
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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