fat-soluble

[ fat-sol-yuh-buh l ]
/ ˈfætˌsɒl yə bəl /
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adjective Chemistry.

soluble in oils or fats.

Origin of fat-soluble

First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for fat-soluble

fat-soluble

adjective

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

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Medicine definitions for fat-soluble

fat-soluble

adj.

Soluble in fats or fat solvents.

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