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

Origin of solubility

First recorded in 1670–80; soluble + -ity
Related formsin·ter·sol·u·bil·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -ties

the ability of a substance to dissolve; the quality of being soluble
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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Word Origin and History for solubility

1670s, from soluble + -ity.

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solubility in Medicine




The quality or condition of being soluble.
The amount of a substance that can be dissolved in a given amount of solvent.
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