Incompatible

Definition of Incompatible

In`com`pat´i`ble
a.1.
1.Not compatible; so differing as to be incapable of harmonious combination or coexistence; inconsistent in thought or being; irreconcilably disagreeing; as, persons of incompatible tempers; incompatible colors, desires, ambition.
A strength and obduracy of character incompatible with his meek and innocent nature.
- Southey.
2.(Chem.) Incapable of being together without mutual reaction or decomposition, as certain medicines.
Incompatible terms
(Logic) terms which can not be combined in thought.
n.1.(Med. & Chem.) An incompatible substance; esp., in pl., things which can not be placed or used together because of a change of chemical composition or of opposing medicinal qualities; as, the incompatibles of iron.

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