Soluble glass
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Soluble glass — Glass Glass (gl[.a]s), n. [OE. glas, gles, AS. gl[ae]s; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. glas, Icel. glas, gler, Dan. glar; cf. AS. gl[ae]r amber, L. glaesum. Cf. {Glare}, n., {Glaze}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. A hard, brittle, translucent, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soluble glass — n. WATER GLASS (sense 4) * * * …   Universalium

  • soluble glass — n. WATER GLASS (sense 4) …   English World dictionary

  • Soluble glass — is a popular name for sodium silicate or potassium silicate …   Wikipedia

  • soluble glass — tirpusis stiklas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Panašus į stiklą, vandenyje tirpus šarminio metalo silikatas. atitikmenys: angl. mineral adhesive; soluble glass rus. растворимое стекло …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • soluble glass — glass that can be dissolved …   English contemporary dictionary

  • soluble glass — noun a viscous glass consisting of sodium silicate in solution; used as a cement or as a protective coating and to preserve eggs • Syn: ↑water glass, ↑sodium silicate • Hypernyms: ↑glass …   Useful english dictionary

  • soluble glass. — See sodium silicate. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • soluble glass — /sɒljəbəl ˈglas/ (say solyuhbuhl glahs) noun → sodium silicate …   Australian English dictionary

  • soluble glass. — See sodium silicate. [1870 75] …   Useful english dictionary

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