verb (used with object), sol·u·bi·lized, sol·u·bi·liz·ing. Chemistry.

to make soluble, or to increase solubility.

Also especially British, sol·u·bi·lise.

Origin of solubilize

1925–30; soluble + -ize, with -i- inserted as in solubility
Related formssol·u·bi·li·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for solubilize




to make or become soluble, as in the addition of detergents to fats to make them dissolve in water
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solubilize in Medicine




To make substances such as fats soluble in water by the action of a detergent or similar agent.
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