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[dih-sol-yuh-buh l]
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  1. capable of being dissolved: tablets dissoluble in water.
  2. capable of being destroyed, as through disintegration or decomposition.
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Origin of dissoluble

1525–35; < Latin dissolūbilis, equivalent to dissolū-, stem of dissolvere to dissolve + -bilis -ble. See dis-1, soluble
Related formsdis·sol·u·bil·i·ty, dis·sol·u·ble·ness, nounre·dis·sol·u·ble, adjectivere·dis·sol·u·ble·ness, nounre·dis·sol·u·bly, adverbun·dis·sol·u·ble, adjective
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Related Words for dissoluble

breakable, distinct, divided, separated, distinguishable, detachable, dissoluble, dissolvable, dividable, partible, severable, solvable, solvent, dispersible, emulsifiable, resolvable

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Historical Examples of dissoluble

  • Dissoluble by a cholera germ, a curious blue network under the microscope, not unlike a map of Venice.

    Dreamers of the Ghetto

    I. Zangwill

  • Marriages pro tempore, dissoluble by consent, are not of God's institution, but contrary to it.

  • The ground has been taken that woman would lose her dignity if marriages were dissoluble.

  • I felt how frail, how dissoluble, were the fiery links that bound my feeble spirit to that strong immortal.

  • Therefore, bodies, being doubly begotten, are dissoluble and perishable.

British Dictionary definitions for dissoluble


  1. a less common word for soluble
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Derived Formsdissolubility or dissolubleness, noun

Word Origin for dissoluble

C16: from Latin dissolūbilis, from dissolvere to dissolve
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