Soluble
Soluble Sol"u*ble, a. [L. solubilis, fr. solvere, solutum, to loosen, to dissolve: cf. F. soluble. See {Solve}, and cf. {Solvable}.] 1. Susceptible of being dissolved in a fluid; capable of solution; as, some substances are soluble in alcohol which are not soluble in water. [1913 Webster]

Sugar is . . . soluble in water and fusible in fire. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

2. Susceptible of being solved; as, a soluble algebraic problem; susceptible of being disentangled, unraveled, or explained; as, the mystery is perhaps soluble. ``More soluble is this knot.'' --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. Relaxed; open or readily opened. [R.] ``The bowels must be kept soluble.'' --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

{Soluble glass}. (Chem.) See under {Glass}. [1913 Webster]


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  • soluble — [ sɔlybl ] adj. • 1690 sens 3; bas lat. solubilis, de solvere « délier, dissoudre » 1 ♦ (1741) Qui peut se dissoudre (dans un liquide). Le sucre est soluble dans l eau. ⇒ hydrosoluble. 2 ♦ Spécialt Que l on dissout dans l eau pour consommer. Café …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • soluble — adjetivo 1. Que se puede disolver: sustancia soluble. El azúcar es soluble en un líquido cualquiera. 2. Uso/registro: elevado. Que se puede resolver: problema soluble. Antónimo: insoluble …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • soluble — soluble, solvable Substances are soluble, not solvable, but problems and difficulties are soluble or solvable. The opposites are insoluble and unsolvable …   Modern English usage

  • soluble — late 14c., capable of being dissolved, from M.Fr. soluble, from L.L. solubilis that may be loosened or dissolved, from stem of L. solvere loosen, dissolve (see SOLVE (Cf. solve)). Meaning capable of being solved is attested from 1705 …   Etymology dictionary

  • soluble — (Del lat. solubĭlis). 1. adj. Que se puede disolver o desleír. 2. Que se puede resolver. Problema soluble …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • soluble — index solvable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • soluble — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a substance) able to be dissolved, especially in water. 2) able to be solved. DERIVATIVES solubility noun. ORIGIN Latin solubilis, from solvere loosen …   English terms dictionary

  • soluble — [säl′yə bəl] adj. [ME < MFr < L solubilis < solvere: see SOLVE] 1. that can be dissolved; able to pass into solution 2. capable of being solved solubly adv …   English World dictionary

  • soluble — [[t]sɒ̱ljʊb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED A substance that is soluble will dissolve in a liquid. Uranium is soluble in sea water. Ant: insoluble 2) COMB in ADJ If something is water soluble or fat soluble, it will dissolve in water or in fat. The red… …   English dictionary

  • soluble — (Del lat. solubilis, que se puede soltar.) ► adjetivo 1 QUÍMICA Se aplica a la sustancia que se puede disolver o desleír. SINÓNIMO disoluble licuable 2 Que puede ser resuelto: ■ problema soluble. SINÓNIMO resoluble * * * solu …   Enciclopedia Universal

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