Incompatible vs Estranged - What's the difference?

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Incompatible is a related term of estranged.


As adjectives the difference between incompatible and estranged

is that incompatible is of two things: that cannot coexist; not congruous because of differences; irreconcilable; disagreeing while estranged is having become a stranger, of one who formerly was close, as a relative, friend, lover, or spouse.

As a noun incompatible

is (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.

As a verb estranged is

(estrange).

incompatible

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of two things: that cannot coexist; not congruous because of differences; irreconcilable; disagreeing.
  • (chemistry) Incapable of being together without mutual reaction or decomposition, as certain medicines.
  • Antonyms

    * compatible

    Derived terms

    * incompatibly * incompatibility

    See also

    * incombinable * uncombinable * ununifiable * antagonistic * antipodal * contrastive

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (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
    ----

    estranged

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (estrange)
  • She estranged her husband by not talking to him for over a year.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having become a stranger, of one who formerly was close, as a relative, friend, lover, or spouse.
  • Usage notes

    A relatively formal term, the more colloquial alternative is “to not talk”, as in “I don’t talk to my mother”. A semi-formal alternative is not on speaking terms.

    Synonyms

    * alienated

    Coordinate terms

    * separated