Definition of immiscible in English:



  • (of liquids) not forming a homogeneous mixture when added together.

    ‘two immiscible liquids’
    • ‘water is immiscible with suntan oil’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘An emulsion prepared by homogenising two pure immiscible liquid components will rapidly result in phase separation.’
    • ‘Fluids, immiscible droplets of metal sulphides, and elements like boron and fluorine are concentrated in the remaining melt.’



/i(m)ˈmisəb(ə)l/ /ɪ(m)ˈmɪsəb(ə)l/


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