[ sol-yuh-bil-i-tee ]

  1. the quality or property of being soluble; relative capability of being dissolved.

Origin of solubility

First recorded in 1670–80; soluble + -ity

Other words from solubility

  • in·ter·sol·u·bil·i·ty, noun

Words Nearby solubility Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use solubility in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for solubility


/ (ˌsɒljʊˈbɪlɪtɪ) /

nounplural -ties
  1. the ability of a substance to dissolve; the quality of being soluble

  2. a measure of this ability for a particular substance in a particular solvent, equal to the quantity of substance dissolving in a fixed quantity of solvent to form a saturated solution under specified temperature and pressure. It is expressed in grams per cubic decametre, grams per hundred grams of solvent, moles per mole, etc

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