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[waw-ter-sol-yuh-buh l, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌsɒl yə bəl, ˈwɒt ər-/
capable of dissolving in water.
Origin of water-soluble
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The ash was taken in each case, and the alkalinity of the water-soluble ash was calculated as potash (K2O).

  • Hence, they must be in water-soluble form before they can be utilized by plants.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
  • At least two "determinants" are thought to be concerned in the nutrition of growth, a fat-soluble and a water-soluble substance.

    Food Poisoning Edwin Oakes Jordan
  • The antiscorbutic vitamine is soluble in water, and therefore is termed by some the “water-soluble C” factor.

    Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess
  • The banana has been shown by Sugiura and Benedict to be poor also in the water-soluble vitamine.

    Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess
  • As is well known, yeast possesses the water-soluble vitamine in marked concentration.

    Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess
  • This compound is water-soluble, but caffein can not be extracted from the crystals with anhydrous solvents.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • Compute percentages of water-insoluble ash and water-soluble ash.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers

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