soluble

[ sol-yuh-buhl ]
/ ˈsɒl yə bəl /

adjective

capable of being dissolved or liquefied: a soluble powder.
capable of being solved or explained: a soluble problem.

noun

something soluble.

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Origin of soluble

1350–1400; Middle English <Late Latin solūbilis, equivalent to Latin solū-, variant stem of solvere to loosen, dissolve + -bilis-ble

OTHER WORDS FROM soluble

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH soluble

solvable, soluble
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British Dictionary definitions for soluble

soluble
/ (ˈsɒljʊbəl) /

adjective

(of a substance) capable of being dissolved, esp easily dissolved in some solvent, usually water
capable of being solved or answered

Derived forms of soluble

solubleness, nounsolubly, adverb

Word Origin for soluble

C14: from Late Latin solūbilis, from Latin solvere to dissolve
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Medical definitions for soluble

soluble
[ sŏlyə-bəl ]

adj.

Capable of being dissolved, especially easily dissolved.
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Scientific definitions for soluble

soluble
[ sŏlyə-bəl ]

Capable of being dissolved. Salt, for example, is soluble in water.
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