from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective That cannot undergo mixing or blending.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not miscible; incapable of being or becoming mixed, as oil and water.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not capable of being mixed or mingled.
  • adjective (Chem.) Not miscible; forming two distinct phases when mixed at some concentration; -- of two liquids.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective physics (of two or more liquids) that are not mutually soluble; unmixable

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

  • adjective (chemistry, physics) incapable of mixing


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  • When heated to magmatic temperatures, these clusters melt to form hydrosaline liquid that is immiscible with the silicate melt

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  • Plausibly, the Cu could have come from a small droplet of immiscible hydrosaline liquid (Lowenstern 1994a) trapped along with a CO2-bearing vapor bubble in the MI.

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  • He not only mouths a rhetoric of transcending division, but is himself a seamless genetic integration of what should be immiscible.

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  • The bubbles were too CO2-rich to have formed during cooling and shrinkage of the MI and the authors concluded that the inclusions trapped both silicate melt and an immiscible CO2-bearing vapor.

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  • You are still clinging to an essentialist notion of a "conservative/libertarian" politics that remains, in some way that you have failed to demonstrate, immiscible with certain political notions that have their origins (genuinely or putatively) in the left.

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  • Or perhaps a better word would be immiscible: for some of the best avant-garde art has precisely that oil-and-water-y quality.

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  • Sex and the family become increasingly so immiscible as to begin actively threatening one another.

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