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immiscible Syllabification: im·mis·ci·ble
Pronunciation: /i(m)ˈmisəbəl/

Definition of immiscible in English:


(Of liquids) not forming a homogeneous mixture when added together: water is immiscible with suntan oil
More example sentences
  • They are immiscible with many organic solvents, particularly linear hydrocarbons and alicyclics like cyclopentane, so can be combined either with water or with an organic solvent to form a two-phase system.
  • Oil and water are immiscible liquids, but a temporary emulsion may be formed by a brisk shaking of the liquids.
  • We searched for immiscible liquid phases in monolayers of two different ternary lipid mixtures.


Pronunciation: /i(m)ˌmisəˈbilədē/
Example sentences
  • Familiar examples are the miscibility of alcohol and water and the immiscibility of oil and water, which can be explained by intermolecular interactions.
  • The non-polar groups prefer to interact with each other, and exclude water from these regions, leading to immiscibility.
  • Two processes can lead to the concentration of valuable commodities: liquid immiscibility and fractional crystallization.


Late 17th century: from late Latin immiscibilis, from in- 'not' + miscibilis (see miscible).

Words that rhyme with immiscible

admissible, dismissible, impermissible, irremissible, miscible, omissible, permissible, remissible, transmissible
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