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solute

[ sol-yoot, soh-loot ]
/ ˈsɒl yut, ˈsoʊ lut /
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noun

the substance dissolved in a given solution.

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Origin of solute

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

solute
/ (sɒˈljuːt) /

noun

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

botany rare loose or unattached; free
C16: from Latin solūtus free, unfettered, from solvere to release
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Medical definitions for solute

solute
[ sŏlyōōt, sōlōōt ]

n.

A substance dissolved in another substance, usually the component of a solution present in the lesser amount.
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Scientific definitions for solute

solute
[ sŏlyōōt ]

A substance that is dissolved in another substance (a solvent), forming a solution.
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