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 for incompatible
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Incompatible \In`com*pat"i*ble\, a. [Pref. in- not + compatible:
     cf. F. incompatible.] [It was formerly sometimes written
     incompetible.]
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              A strength and obduracy of character incompatible
              with his meek and innocent nature.    --Southey.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Chem.) Incapable of being together without mutual
        reaction or decomposition, as certain medicines.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Incompatible terms (Logic), terms which can not be combined
        in thought.
  
     Syn: Inconsistent; incongruous; dissimilar; irreconcilable;
          unsuitable; disagreeing; inharmonious; discordant;
          repugnant; contradictory. See Inconsistent.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  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,
         incompatible] [ant: interactive, 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,
         incompatible] [ant: congenial]
      4: 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, incompatible]
      6: not easy to combine harmoniously [syn: ill-sorted,
         incompatible, mismated, unsuited]
      7: not compatible with other facts [syn: discrepant,
         incompatible]
      8: not in keeping with what is correct or proper; "completely
         inappropriate behavior" [syn: inappropriate,
         incompatible, out or keeping(p), unfitting]
      9: used especially of solids or solutions; incapable of blending
         into a stable homogeneous mixture

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  131 Moby Thesaurus words for "incompatible":
     abnormal, absurd, anomalous, antagonistic, antipathetic,
     antithetic, assorted, at cross-purposes, at loggerheads, at odds,
     at variance, at war, autistic, bashful, chill, chilly, clashing,
     close, cold, conflicting, contradictory, contrary, contrasted,
     contrasting, cool, cranky, cross, departing, deviating, deviative,
     different, differentiated, differing, disaccordant, disagreeable,
     disagreeing, disconsonant, discordant, discrepant, discrete,
     discriminated, disharmonious, disjoined, disparate,
     disproportionate, dissident, dissimilar, dissociable, dissonant,
     distinct, distinguished, divergent, diverging, divers, diverse,
     diversified, frosty, grating, heterogeneous, hostile, icy,
     immiscible, in disagreement, inaccordant, incoherent,
     incommensurable, incommensurate, incongruous, inconsequent,
     inconsistent, inconsonant, inharmonious, inhospitable, inimical,
     insociable, irreconcilable, jangling, jarring, many, mismatched,
     mopey, mopish, morose, motley, multifarious, negative,
     nongregarious, opposed, opposite, out of accord, out of proportion,
     out of whack, oxymoronic, paradoxical, poles apart, poles asunder,
     repugnant, self-contained, self-contradictory, self-sufficient,
     separate, separated, several, snug, socially incompatible,
     strained, sullen, tense, unamiable, unamicable, unclubbable,
     uncommunicative, uncompanionable, unconformable, uncongenial,
     uncordial, unequal, unfriendly, ungenial, unharmonious, unlike,
     unsociable, unsocial, unsuited, variant, varied, variegated,
     various, varying, widely apart, worlds apart
  
  

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