solute

[sol-yoot, soh-loot]

Origin of solute

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin solūtus, past participle of solvere to loosen, dissolve. See solve
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solute

noun
  1. the component of a solution that changes its state in forming the solution or the component that is not present in excess; the substance that is dissolved in another substanceCompare solvent
adjective
  1. botany rare loose or unattached; free

Word Origin for solute

C16: from Latin solūtus free, unfettered, from solvere to release
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Word Origin and History for solute
adj.

1890, "dissolved," from Latin solutus, past participle of solvere (see solve). In botany, "free, not adhering" (1760).

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solute in Medicine

solute

[sŏlyōōt, sōlōōt]
n.
  1. A substance dissolved in another substance, usually the component of a solution present in the lesser amount.
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solute in Science

solute

[sŏlyōōt]
  1. A substance that is dissolved in another substance (a solvent), forming a solution.
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