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Syllabification: sol·u·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈsälyəb(ə)l

Definition of soluble in English:


1(Of a substance) able to be dissolved, especially in water: the poison is soluble in alcohol
More example sentences
  • The respiratory gases exchange freely across the membrane, because oxygen and carbon dioxide are soluble in lipid.
  • For example inorganic salts are generally soluble in water but not in organic solvents.
  • Unlike silver nitrate, silver chloride is not soluble in water, but it seemed more promising.
2(Of a problem) able to be solved.
Example sentences
  • Not all problems are soluble, not all risks can be hedged at acceptable cost.
  • By providing methods of determining which problems are soluble, Kleene's work led to the study of which functions can be computed.
  • The problem is easily soluble - get the oil hotter and the batter thinner.


late Middle English: from Old French, from late Latin solubilis, from solvere (see solve).



Pronunciation: /ˌsälyəˈbilitē/
Example sentences
  • When exposed to light, the photoresist undergoes a chemical change that alters its solubility in a certain solvent.
  • Gum arabic is unique among the natural gums because of its extreme solubility in water and its lack of taste.
  • The solubility of a gas in another substance is expressed as the volume of gas which dissolves in the substance under stated conditions of temperature and pressure.

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