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fat-soluble

[ fat-sol-yuh-buhl ]

adjective

, Chemistry.
  1. soluble in oils or fats.


fat-soluble

adjective

  1. soluble in nonpolar substances, such as ether, chloroform, and oils. Fat-soluble compounds are often insoluble in water


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Word History and Origins

Origin of fat-soluble1

First recorded in 1920–25
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Example Sentences

Since THC is fat soluble, it stays in the system much longer than alcohol.

This appears to contain paraffin, beeswax, a fat-soluble red dye and considerable rosin.

The following diagram shows the effect of adding fat soluble “A” to the diet which was adequate in other respects.

These vegetables are not only prized for their mineral content but furnish a recognized source of the fat soluble vitamine, “A.”

The fat-soluble vitamine has been termed by some the growth vitamine.

If the bean is sprouted, a large amount of this fat-soluble vitamine is produced by the plant itself.

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