• IPA: /ˌɪŋkəmˈpætɪbəl/


  1. Of two things: that cannot coexist; not congruous because of differences
    Synonyms: irreconcilable
  2. (chemistry) Incapable of being together without mutual reaction or decomposition, as certain medicines.
Antonyms Translations Noun

incompatible (plural incompatibles)

  1. (medicine, chemistry, chiefly, in the plural) An incompatible substance; one of a group of things that cannot be placed or used together because of a change of chemical composition or opposing medicinal qualities.
    the incompatibles of iron
  2. (philosophy) A consequent of a contrary.
    • 2004, Boethius's In Ciceronis Topica, translated by Eleonore Stump
      Incompatibles are consequents of contraries. For example, sleeping and waking are contraries, and snoring is associated with sleepers. So snoring and waking are incompatibles.

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