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miscible

Syllabification: mis·ci·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈmisəbəl
 
/

Definition of miscible in English:

adjective

(Of liquids) forming a homogeneous mixture when added together: sorbitol is miscible with glycerol
More example sentences
  • It is freely miscible with ethanol, diethylether, acetone, and acetic acid (ethanoic acid).
  • Alcohols and ethers with higher molecular weights are not miscible in water, however, because the water molecules can not completely surround those molecules.
  • However, ordinary ethanol - the 95% ethanol-water azeotrope - is unsuitable for this use as the water interferes with the gasoline combustion and prevents the ethanol from being miscible with the gasoline.

Origin

late 16th century: from medieval Latin miscibilis, from Latin miscere 'to mix'.

Derivatives

miscibility

1
Pronunciation: /ˌmisəˈbilətē/
noun
Example sentences
  • Second, flavonoid molecules typically have poor miscibility with oils and other lipids, severely limiting their ability to pass across the lipid-rich outer membranes of the enterocytes of the small intestine.
  • A practical limiting factor in forming more tightly crosslinked structures is the miscibility between the rose bengal amine and collagen.
  • The presence of two hydroxyl groups permits the formation of hydrogen with water, thereby favoring miscibility with the latter.

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