Definition of soluble adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    soluble

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈsɒljəbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɑːljəbl//
     
     
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  1. 1soluble (in something) that can be dissolved in a liquid soluble aspirin Glucose is soluble in water. a highly soluble gas The disulphate was easily soluble in water.
  2. 2(formal) (of a problem) that can be solved The problem does not seem soluble. opposite insoluble
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, from late Latin solubilis, from solvere ‘loosen, unfasten’.
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