soluble

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sol·u·ble

adjective \ˈsäl-yə-bəl\

: capable of being dissolved in a liquid

: capable of being solved or explained

Full Definition of SOLUBLE

1
:  susceptible of being dissolved in or as if in a liquid and especially water
2
:  subject to being solved or explained <soluble questions>

Examples of SOLUBLE

  1. Sugar is soluble in water.
  2. <one murder case that proved to be soluble after all>

Origin 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

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

Rhymes with SOLUBLE

sol·u·ble

adjective \ˈsäl-yə-bəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SOLUBLE

1
: susceptible of being dissolved in or as if in a fluid
2
: capable of being emulsified <a soluble oil>

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