Definition of soluble
- soluble questions
Sugar is soluble in water.
one murder case that proved to be soluble after all
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Soluble looks like a word that should be confined to chemistry labs, though it's often used by nonchemists as well to describe substances that can be dissolved in liquids. On the other hand, the sense of soluble meaning "solvable" is also quite common. In this sense, soluble, like its opposite, insoluble, is usually paired with problem. If only all life's problems were soluble by stirring them in a container filled with water.
: capable of being dissolved in a liquid
: capable of being solved or explained
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