In`co*er"ci*ble (?), a. [Pref. in- not + coercible: cf. F. incoercible.]


Not to be coerced; incapable of being compelled or forced.

2. Physics

Not capable of being reduced to the form of a liquid by pressure; -- said of any gas above its critical point; -- also particularly of oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and carbon monoxide, formerly regarded as incapable of liquefaction at any temperature or pressure.

3. Physics

That can note be confined in, or excluded from, vessels, like ordinary fluids, gases, etc.; -- said of the imponderable fluids, heat, light, electricity, etc.


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