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I am writing about an analogy that is made in a text that I am reading between a substance that blends in to the point of being incapable of being identified as a distinct object (like a certain type of flour into another, when they are mixed) and an object that remains a distinct object, even when blended with other like objects (like, say, a marble).

Is there a single word for the type of substance that blends (the flour)? It's not exactly dissoluble (flour doesn't dissolve)...

The sentence is:

Whether the item is _____ is one of the factors that determines whether it corrupts the mass into which it is blended.

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    You could try homogenizable. But I'd try rewriting to use another form of the word if possible. – Jim Oct 15 '18 at 2:08
  • Corrupts the mass? This is something that won't happen until it's fully mixed, blended, incorporated, or what have you? – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Oct 15 '18 at 3:32
  • Miscible comes close. – Lawrence Oct 15 '18 at 11:21
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    It’s been a few days now, and there’re no another in coming answer. Trying editing some contexts in your question will make your question active again. And if there was a correct answer for your question, please marked an answer as correct (the green check image) on It. – hbtpoprock Oct 27 '18 at 20:48
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Miscible: from chemistry

Definition of miscible : capable of being mixed specifically : capable of mixing in any ratio without separation of two phases

Might sound a little odd in a social context, but it fulfills your, apparently multiple-liquid, situation.

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Your example sentence suggests completion with descriptive word meaning a state that would lend itself to corruption of the greater mass. Three possible solutions might be inextricable or irretrievable or simply lost. You could also use extricable, retrievable, or salvageable to the same end in the uncorrupting sense.

Whether the item is irretrievable is one of the factors that determines whether it corrupts the mass into which it is blended.

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/inextricable

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/irretrievable

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/lost

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/salvageable

  • Thank you. That makes sense in this context, but doesn't describe the quality that the text I'm translating is defining. – Elisha ben Abbuyah Oct 17 '18 at 1:36
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Would the words coalesced or amalgamated describe the quality of your textual translation? If not, then perhaps this thesaurus link might be of help.

https://www.powerthesaurus.org/coalesce

Usage example

Whether the item is coalesced is one of the factors that determines whether it corrupts the mass into which it is blended.

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/coalesce

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/amalgamate

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Perhaps you could "borrow" a term from the illicit drug world. and say whether it can be used to "cut" the other substance.

Whether the item is a cutting agent is one of the factors...

A cutting agent is a chemical used to "cut" (dilute) recreational drugs with something less expensive than the drug itself.
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Cocaine has been cut with various substances ranging from flour and powdered milk to ground drywall and other common, easily obtainable substances.
[...]
When choosing a cutting agent, the drug manufacturer or dealer would ideally attempt to find a chemical that is inexpensive, easy to obtain, relatively non-toxic, and mimics the physical attributes of the drug to be adulterated.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cutting_agent

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From Meriam-Webster

mutable adjective mu·​ta·​ble | \ˈmyü-tə-bəl \ Definition of mutable 1 : prone to change : INCONSTANT mutable opinions 2a : capable of change or of being changed mutable laws b : capable of or liable to mutation mutable vowels a mutable gene

Examples of mutable in a Sentence the government's mutable economic policies a politician with very mutable positions on all the issues

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In my opinion, in your sentence "distinguishable", "recognisable" and "discernible" would work.

Whether the item is distinguishable is one of the factors that determines whether it corrupts the mass into which it is blended.

Whether the item is recognisable is one of the factors that determines whether it corrupts the mass into which it is blended.

Whether the item is discernible is one of the factors that determines whether it corrupts the mass into which it is blended.

  • This would be a worthwhile answer if you added some authoritative detail demonstrating why each of the words is suitable - for example, dictionary definitions with links to sources. You can add the detail using the edit link. For further guidance, see How to Answer. – Chappo Says SE Dudded Monica Oct 15 '18 at 11:07
  • While that works in this sentence, I need the opposite word to discuss what comes later. I need a word that means "not distinguishable, when blended." – Elisha ben Abbuyah Oct 17 '18 at 1:33
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"blendable" becomes a word now

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    Blendable sounds more like "is capable of being blended, eg in a drinks blender". So, for example a strawberry is blendable in the way that, say, a hammer isn't. – Max Williams Oct 15 '18 at 9:45

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