[waw-ter-sol-yuh-buh l, wot-er-]


capable of dissolving in water.

Origin of water-soluble

First recorded in 1920–25
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Examples from the Web for water-soluble

Contemporary Examples of water-soluble

  • The pesticides and fungicides applied to grapevines are not water-soluble.

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    A Wine Revolution

    Sophie Menin

    May 23, 2011

Historical Examples of water-soluble

  • The ash was taken in each case, and the alkalinity of the water-soluble ash was calculated as potash (K2O).

  • Hence, they must be in water-soluble form before they can be utilized by plants.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher

  • At least two "determinants" are thought to be concerned in the nutrition of growth, a fat-soluble and a water-soluble substance.

    Food Poisoning

    Edwin Oakes Jordan

  • The antiscorbutic vitamine is soluble in water, and therefore is termed by some the “water-soluble C” factor.

    Scurvy Past and Present

    Alfred Fabian Hess

  • The banana has been shown by Sugiura and Benedict to be poor also in the water-soluble vitamine.

    Scurvy Past and Present

    Alfred Fabian Hess