sol·​u·​bi·​lize ˈsäl-yə-bə-ˌlīz How to pronounce solubilize (audio)
solubilized; solubilizing

transitive verb

: to make soluble or more soluble
solubilization noun

Examples of solubilize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These compounds were then diluted in liquids such as oil, gum, animal fats, milk, or water to solubilize the lead and assist in its eventual facial smearing. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 21 Apr. 2012

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of solubilize was circa 1926

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“Solubilize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


transitive verb
variants also British solubilise
solubilized also British solubilised; solubilizing also British solubilising
: to make soluble or increase the solubility of
solubilization noun
also British solubilisation
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