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Mar 24, 2017
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Words from chemistry

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osmosis
solvent
caustic
bromidic
miscible

miscible
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with Anu Garg

miscible

PRONUNCIATION:
(MIS-uh-buhl)

MEANING:
adjective: Capable of being mixed together.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin miscere (to mix), ultimately from the Indo-European root meik- (to mix), which is also the source of mix, miscellaneous, meddle, medley, promiscuous, melee, mustang, admix, immix, and panmixia. Earliest documented use: 1570.

USAGE:
“And of course it’s not just life and death that are both miscible and immiscible. The same is true for everything: where does the bee start and the wind end? Where does the tree start and the boring beetle end?”
Derrick Jensen; Songs of the Dead; Flashpoint Press; 2009.

See more usage examples of miscible in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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