Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Chemistry That can be mixed in all proportions. Used of liquids.

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  • adj. that can be mixed together in all proportions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being mixed; mixable.
  • adj. Mixable in all proportions; forming a single phase when mixed in any proportion; -- of liquids.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being mixed: as, oil and water are not miscible.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (chemistry, physics) capable of being mixed

Etymologies

Medieval Latin miscibilis, from Latin misc─ôre, to mix; see meik- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • Several preparations of petroleum known as the miscible oils are sometimes used.

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  • I didn't recognize the word "miscible" when I saw it in the first paragraph, though I figured it out further down.

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  • Most laboratories store chemicals in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), a popular solvent that can dissolve both polar (i.e., miscible with water) and nonpolar compounds.

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  • Light oils that are partially miscible with seawater can kill many fish, even those that generally occur only at depth [44].

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  • A substance was not good if it was not workable, that is, if a skilled practitioner could not use it satisfactorily. reference Colors that would be painted onto a surface, for example, should be miscible in the chosen medium.

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  • It comes in pills or liquid and is all-in-one formula contains high levels of fat-soluble Vitamins A, D, E and K in water-miscible form, plus water-soluble vitamins and zinc.

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  • BLITZER: You know some people are saying that as bad as the physical conditions are for these veterans, these injured veterans, the bureaucracy makes life even more miscible.

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  • But that diuretics may be employed to the best advantage, it is requisite to chuse such as, besides increasing the quantity of urine, may at the same time render the animal oil more miscible with the watery vehicle of the blood, than otherwise it would be.

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  • Actually, he ascended from a partly developed apelike creature, elevated through the ages until it reached a point that advanced spirit centers, or chakras, were formed within him, enabling him to receive, accommodate and sustain soul portions of the miscible spirit energy of angels.

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  • "Excitedly, I added to the mixture a couple of drops of my homemade chloroform, which, since chloroform is not miscible in water, sank promptly to the bottom."
    The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley, p 106

    May 9, 2010