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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>



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

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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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