[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
The pesticides and fungicides applied to grapevines are not water-soluble.A Wine Revolution
May 23, 2011
The ash was taken in each case, and the alkalinity of the water-soluble ash was calculated as potash (K2O).The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition
A. W. Duncan
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.
The banana has been shown by Sugiura and Benedict to be poor also in the water-soluble vitamine.