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miscible

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adjective mis·ci·ble \ˈmi-sə-bəl\

Definition of miscible

  1. :  capable of being mixed; specifically :  capable of mixing in any ratio without separation of two phases <miscible liquids>

miscibility play \ˌmi-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun


Did You Know?

Miscible isn't simply a lesser-known synonym of "mixable" - it's also a cousin. It comes to us from the Medieval Latin adjective miscibilis, which has the same meaning as miscible and which derives in turn from Latin miscēre, meaning "to mix." Miscēre is also the ultimate source of our mix; its past participle mixtus (meaning "mixed") spawned mixte in Anglo-French and Middle English, and mix came about as a back-formation of mixte. The suffix -able gives us mixable, thereby completing its link to miscible. Miscible turns up most frequently in scientific discussions where it is used especially to describe fluids that don't separate when they are combined.

Origin of miscible

Medieval Latin miscibilis, from Latin miscēre to mix — more at mix


First Known Use: 1570


Medical Dictionary

miscible

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adjective mis·ci·ble \ˈmis-ə-bəl\

Medical Definition of miscible

  1. :  capable of being mixed; specifically :  capable of mixing in any ratio without separation of two phases <miscible liquids>

miscibility \ˌmis-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun plural miscibilities



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