Definition of Soluble

1. Adjective. (of a substance) capable of being dissolved in some solvent (usually water).




2. Adjective. Susceptible of solution or of being solved or explained. "The puzzle is soluble"
Also: Explicable
Similar to: Answerable, Resolvable, Solvable
Antonyms: Insoluble
Derivative terms: Solubility

Definition of Soluble

1. a. Susceptible of being dissolved in a fluid; capable of solution; as, some substances are soluble in alcohol which are not soluble in water.

Definition of Soluble

1. Adjective. Able to be dissolved. ¹

2. Adjective. Able to be solved or explained. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Soluble

1. something that is soluble (capable of being dissolved) [n -S]

Medical Definition of Soluble

1. 1. Susceptible of being dissolved in a fluid; capable of solution; as, some substances are soluble in alcohol which are not soluble in water. "Sugar is . . . Soluble in water and fusible in fire." (Arbuthnot) 2. Susceptible of being solved; as, a soluble algebraic problem; susceptible of being disentangled, unraveled, or explained; as, the mystery is perhaps soluble. "More soluble is this knot." 3. Relaxed; open or readily opened. "The bowels must be kept soluble." Soluble glass. See Glass. Origin: L. Solubilis, fr. Solvere, solutum, to loosen, to dissolve: cf. F. Soluble. See Solve, and cf. Solvable. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soluble

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solubilities
solubility
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solubilizations
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soluble (current term)
soluble RNA
soluble antigen
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soluble ligature
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soluble specific substance
soluble starch
soluble tartar
solubleness
solubles
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solum
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Literary usage of Soluble

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Those which are soluble in pure water, and coagulate when heated. Globulins.— Those which are insoluble in pure water, but dissolve in neutral solutions of ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"The soil-moisture may be looked upon as a nutrient solution, dissolving its material from the difficultly soluble compounds in the soil and from fertilizers ..."

3. A Text-book of Physiology for Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1911)
"They are readily soluble in dilute solutions of neutral salts, that is, salts of strong bases with strong acids. In consequence of their insolubility in ..."

4. Biennial Report by South Dakota, California State Board of Horticulture, State Athletic Commission (1890)
"Now, the plant requires its food to be in a soluble condition before it can be appropriated, and science has met this demand by converting insoluble bone ..."

5. The Journal of Home Economics by American Home Economics Association (1921)
"DRUMMOND, JC, AND COWARD, KH: Researches on the fat-soluble accessory substance. V. The nutritive value of animal and vegetable oils and fats considered in ..."

6. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Board of Horticulture (1890)
"Now, the plant requires its food to be in a soluble condition before it can be appropriated, and science has met this demand by converting ..."

7. Standard methods of chemical analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"The oxides of iron are readily soluble in hydrochloric acid, if not too strongly ignited, ... They are readily soluble, however, by fusion with acid ..."

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