Insoluble and Miscible

Insoluble

Solubility is the property of a solid, liquid, or gaseous chemical substance called solute to dissolve in a solid, liquid, or gaseous solvent to form a homogeneous solution of the solute in the solvent.

insoluble adj 1: (of a substance) not easily dissolved [ant: {soluble}] 2: admitting of no solution or explanation; "an insoluble doubt" [ant: {soluble}] 3: without hope of solution; "an insoluble problem"

24 Moby Thesaurus words for "insoluble": coherent, cohesive, enwrapped in mystery, impartible, indefinable, indiscerptible, indissoluble, indissolvable, indivisible, inexplicable, inextricable, infrangible, infusible, inseparable, insolvable, mysterious, mystic, unaccountable, undefinable, undividable, unexplainable, unified, uninterpretable, unsolvable

Insoluble \In*sol"u*ble\, a. [L. insolubilis indissoluble, that can not be loosed: cf. F. insoluble. See {In-} not, and {Soluble}, and cf. {Insolvable}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not soluble; in capable or difficult of being dissolved, as by a liquid; as, chalk is insoluble in water. [1913 Webster] 2. Not to be solved or explained; insolvable; as, an insoluble doubt, question, or difficulty. [1913 Webster] 3. Strong. ``An insoluble wall.'' [Obs.] --Holland [1913 Webster]

Miscible

Miscibility is the property of liquids to mix in all proportions, forming a homogeneous solution. In principle, the term applies also to other phases (solids and gases), but the main focus is usually on the solubility of one liquid in another.

miscible adj : (chemistry, physics) capable of mixing [syn: {mixable}] [ant: {immiscible}]

Miscible \Mis"ci*ble\, a. [Cf. F. miscible, fr. L. miscere to mix.] Capable of being mixed; mixable. --Burke. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Mixable in all proportions; forming a single phase when mixed in any proportion; -- of liquids; as, water and alcohol are miscible in all proportions; water and gasoline are not miscible; benzene and ethyl alcohol are miscible, and ethyl alcohol is miscible with water, but water is not miscible with benzene.. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Data Sources:

  • insoluble: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • insoluble: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • insoluble: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • miscible: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • miscible: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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