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insoluble

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adjective in·sol·u·ble \(ˌ)in-ˈsäl-yə-bəl\

Simple Definition of insoluble

  • : not able to be solved or explained

  • : not able to be dissolved in a liquid

Full Definition of insoluble

  1. :  not soluble: as a archaic :  indissoluble b :  having or admitting of no solution or explanation <an insoluble problem> c :  incapable of being dissolved in a liquid and especially water; also :  soluble only with difficulty or to a slight degree

in·sol·u·bil·i·ty play \-ˌsäl-yə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
insoluble noun
in·sol·u·ble·ness play \-ˈsäl-yə-bəl-nəs\ noun
in·sol·u·bly play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of insoluble

  1. a substance insoluble in water

  2. <the seemingly insoluble mystery concerning the identity of the people who built these ancient structures>



Origin of insoluble

Middle English insolible, from Latin insolubilis, from in- + solvere to free, dissolve — more at solve


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with insoluble


Medical Dictionary

insoluble

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adjective in·sol·u·ble \(ˈ)in-ˈsäl-yə-bəl\

Medical Definition of insoluble

  1. :  incapable of being dissolved in a liquid; also :  soluble only with difficulty or to a slight degree





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