immiscible

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Computer model showing a dense red fluid that at first is lying on top of a less dense blue fluid, the two fluids being mutually immiscible. Then gravity forces the two fluids past each other and instead of mixing and dissolving, they separate again.

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im- +‎ miscible

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immiscible (comparative more immiscible, superlative most immiscible)

  1. (physics) Of two or more liquids that are not mutually soluble: unmixable.
    A mixture of oil, water, and mercury forms three immiscible layers.

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