Definitions

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

  • adj. Difficult or impossible to coerce or control forcibly: incoercible rebel leaders.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not to be coerced; incapable of being compelled or forced.
  • adj. Not capable of being reduced to liquid form by pressure.
  • adj. That cannot be confined in, or excluded from, vessels, like ordinary fluids, gases, etc.; said of heat, light, electricity, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not to be coerced; incapable of being compelled or forced.
  • adj. Not capable of being reduced to the form of a liquid by pressure; -- said of any gas above its critical temperature.
  • adj. That can note be confined in, or excluded from, vessels, like ordinary fluids, gases, etc.; -- said of the imponderable fluids, heat, light, electricity, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not to be coerced or compelled; incapable of being constrained or forced.
  • In physics, incapable of being reduced to a liquid form by any amount of pressure. Certain gases were formerly supposed to have this property. See gas.
  • In physical:
  • Incapable of reduction to tangible condition by pressure: applied to forms of energy, such as heat and electricity, when they were thought of as extremely subtile fluids.

Etymologies

in- +‎ coercible (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Pacific Ocean shall pour into the Atlantic; when man will become more precious than fine gold, and when his ambition will be to subdue the elements, not to subjugate his fellow-creatures, to make fire, water, earth and air obey his bidding, but to leave the poor ethereal mind as the sole thing in Nature free and incoercible.

    Priestley in America 1794-1804

  • How, then, is it possible to affirm the reality of an invisible, impalpable, incoercible being, ever changing, ever vanishing, impenetrable to thought alone, to which it exhibits only its disguises?

    System of Economical Contradictions: or, the Philosophy of Misery

  • Liberty of thought and action, and incoercible desire to be free from governmental, traditional, ultra-ecclesiastical, or Shint [= o] influence -- in a word, protestantism in its pure sense, is characteristic of the great sect founded by

    The Religions of Japan From the Dawn of History to the Era of Méiji

  • The incoercible shadows, with soft feet, with a burlesque mask, blow long flutes of ebony or silver.

    Venepoetics

  • We are that incoercible force that wants to do what I have repeated so many times and I say it you again today, to do what Cervantes express in his Don Quixote: change the giants into windmills, and not the windmills into giants.

    Social Media Firehose

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