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soluble

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adjective sol·u·ble \ˈsäl-yə-bəl\

Simple Definition of soluble

  • : capable of being dissolved in a liquid

  • : capable of being solved or explained

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of soluble

  1. 1 :  susceptible of being dissolved in or as if in a liquid and especially water

  2. 2 :  subject to being solved or explained <soluble questions>

Examples of soluble in a sentence

  1. Sugar is soluble in water.

  2. <one murder case that proved to be soluble after all>



Did You Know?

Soluble looks like a word that should be confined to chemistry labs, though it's often used by nonchemists as well to describe substances that can be dissolved in liquids. On the other hand, the sense of soluble meaning "solvable" is also quite common. In this sense, soluble, like its opposite, insoluble, is usually paired with problem. If only all life's problems were soluble by stirring them in a container filled with water.

Origin and Etymology of soluble

Middle English, from Anglo-French, digestible, laxative, from Late Latin solubilis, from Latin solvere to loosen, dissolve — more at solve


First Known Use: 15th century

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SOLUBLE Defined for Kids

soluble

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adjective sol·u·ble \ˈsäl-yə-bəl\

Definition of soluble for Students

  1. 1 :  capable of being dissolved in liquid <Sugar is soluble in water.>

  2. 2 :  capable of being solved or explained <a soluble problem>




Medical Dictionary

soluble

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adjective sol·u·ble \ˈsäl-yə-bəl\

Medical Definition of soluble

  1. 1:  susceptible of being dissolved in or as if in a fluid

  2. 2:  capable of being emulsified <a soluble oil>





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