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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Incompatible  \In`com*pat"i*ble\,  n.  (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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Incompatible  \In`com*pat"i*ble\,  a.  [Pref.  in-  not  +  compatible: 
  cf  F.  incompatible.]  [It  was  formerly  sometimes  written 
  {incompetible}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  incompatible 
  adj  1:  not  compatible;  "incompatible  personalities";  "incompatible 
  colors"  [ant:  {compatible}] 
  2:  used  especially  of  drugs  or  muscles  that  counteract  or 
  neutralize  each  other's  effect  [syn:  {antagonistic}]  [ant: 
  {synergistic}] 
  3:  not  suitable  to  your  tastes  or  needs  "the  uncongenial 
  roommates  were  always  fighting";  "the  task  was  uncongenial 
  to  one  sensitive  to  rebuffs"  [syn:  {uncongenial}]  [ant:  {congenial}] 
  4:  (computers)  incapable  of  being  used  with  or  connected  to 
  other  devices  or  components  without  modification  [ant:  {compatible}] 
  5:  of  words  so  related  that  one  contrasts  with  the  other 
  "`rich'  and  `hard-up'  are  contrastive  terms"  [syn:  {contrastive}] 
  6:  not  easy  to  combine  harmoniously  [syn:  {ill-sorted},  {mismated}, 
  {unsuited}] 
  7:  not  compatible  with  other  facts  [syn:  {discrepant}] 
  8:  not  in  keeping  with  what  is  correct  or  proper;  "completely 
  inappropriate  behavior"  [syn:  {inappropriate},  {out  or 
  keeping(p)},  {unfitting}] 
  9:  used  especially  of  solids  or  solutions;  incapable  of 
  blending  into  a  stable  homogeneous  mixture 




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