miscible

adjective
mis·​ci·​ble | \ ˈmi-sə-bəl How to pronounce miscible (audio) \

Definition of miscible

: capable of being mixed specifically : capable of mixing in any ratio without separation of two phases miscible liquids

Other Words from miscible

miscibility \ ˌmi-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce miscible (audio) \ noun

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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.

Examples of miscible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Superior oil, also called horticultural oil, is a highly refined miscible oil (up to 99.9 percent pure) that when mixed with water and sprayed on trees will smother overwintering insects and their eggs. Kym Pokorny | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 28 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of miscible

1570, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for miscible

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

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“Miscible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscible. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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miscible

adjective
mis·​ci·​ble | \ ˈmis-ə-bəl How to pronounce miscible (audio) \

Medical Definition of miscible

: capable of being mixed specifically : capable of mixing in any ratio without separation of two phases miscible liquids

Other Words from miscible

miscibility \ ˌmis-​ə-​ˈbil-​ət-​ē How to pronounce miscible (audio) \ noun, plural miscibilities

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