Definition of insoluble
: not soluble: such asa archaic : indissolubleb : having or admitting of no solution or explanation an insoluble problemc : incapable of being dissolved in a liquid and especially water; also : soluble only with difficulty or to a slight degree
insolubilityplay \(ˌ)in-ˌsäl-yə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
insolublenessplay \(ˌ)in-ˈsäl-yə-bəl-nəs\ noun
insolublyplay \(ˌ)in-ˈsäl-yə-blē\ adverb
Examples of insoluble in a Sentence
a substance insoluble in water
the seemingly insoluble mystery concerning the identity of the people who built these ancient structures
Recent Examples of insoluble from the Web
The vexed question is one of those problems on the borderline of history and geography that are fascinating and perhaps insoluble.
Johnson exposes the quivering, insoluble raw material threaded through his creations.
Take a fiber supplement with psyllium, the insoluble husks of fiber, to keep bowels moving.
To pivot away from this insoluble problem, Rouhani stepped up his criticism of political repression.
These iron particles come in the form of iron oxides produced by burning, and are thus insoluble and unable to be consumed by the plankton on their own.
Whether code breaker or spiritualist or amateur historian, the Voynich speculators are linked by their common interest in the past, quasi-occult mystery, and insoluble problems of authenticity.
Some disputes, such as the Arab-Israeli conflict, are insoluble under existing circumstances.
In-shower moisturizers work by suspending a water insoluble moisturizing agent, like mineral oil.
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INSOLUBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of insoluble for English Language Learners
: not able to be solved or explained
: not able to be dissolved in a liquid
INSOLUBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of insoluble for Students
1 : having no solution or explanation an insoluble problem
2 : difficult or impossible to dissolve insoluble in water
Medical Definition of insoluble
: incapable of being dissolved in a liquid; also : soluble only with difficulty or to a slight degree
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