Definition of miscible in English:

miscible

adjective

  • (of liquids) forming a homogeneous mixture when added together.

    ‘sorbitol is miscible with glycerol’
    • ‘Ethanol is completely miscible with water and in the manufacture of ethanol it is found that a constant boiling mixture of 95.6% ethanol and 4.4% water is produced.’
    • ‘Each of the glycols shown above is completely miscible with water.’
    • ‘Alcohols and ethers with higher molecular weights are not miscible in water, however, because the water molecules can not completely surround those molecules.’
    • ‘Acetonitrile is completely miscible with water, but is only a hydrogen bond acceptor and a very weak one at that.’
    • ‘With regard to this solvent selectivity, acetonitrile is completely miscible in water but forms very weak hydrogen bonds in its capacity as a hydrogen bond acceptor.’
    • ‘It is miscible with all commonly used cosmetic oils, is easily emulsified within aqueous formulations, is colorless and can be obtained ‘odor-free.’’
    • ‘It is only partly miscible with water but it is an excellent organic solvent.’
    • ‘Vegetable oils can be used to retrofit existing transformers because they are fully miscible with mineral oils and perform the same cooling and insulating functions.’
    • ‘It is miscible with water in all proportions, however, when mixing with water, a contraction of volume and a rise in temperature occurs.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The high alkaline cleaners convert the grease into miscible soaps which are able to be rinsed away with water.’
    • ‘It is freely miscible with ethanol, diethylether, acetone, and acetic acid (ethanoic acid).’
    • ‘This method can only apply to thermoplastic and miscible materials, and it is hard to form a hermetic seal.’
    • ‘The experiment studies how miscible fluids interact without the interference of gravity.’
    • ‘Methanol is a suitable medium because it is miscible with water in any concentration, lowers the surface tension and does not alter the wax ultrastructure, which has been demonstrated earlier.’

Origin

Late 16th century: from medieval Latin miscibilis, from Latin miscere ‘to mix’.

Pronunciation

miscible

/ˈmɪsɪb(ə)l/