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solute

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noun sol·ute \ˈsäl-ˌyüt\

Definition of solute

  1. :  a dissolved substance



Origin and Etymology of solute

Latin solutus, past participle of solvere


First Known Use: 1893

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solute

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noun sol·ute \ˈsäl-ˌyüt\

Medical Definition of solute

  1. :  a dissolved substance; especially :  a component of a solution present in smaller amount than the solvent




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