[ sol-yoot, soh-loot ]
/ ˈsɒl yut, ˈsoʊ lut /
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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Example sentences from the Web for solute
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
botany rare loose or unattached; free
Word Origin for solute
C16: from Latin solūtus free, unfettered, from solvere to release
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A substance dissolved in another substance, usually the component of a solution present in the lesser amount.
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A substance that is dissolved in another substance (a solvent), forming a solution.
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