Soluble meaning

sŏlyə-bəl
That can be dissolved; able to pass into solution.
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Capable of being dissolved. Salt, for example, is soluble in water.
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The definition of soluble is something that can be dissolved, or a problem that can be solved.

Sugar that dissolves into water so it becomes a part of it is an example of something that is soluble.

A simple math problem like 2+2 that you can easily find the answer to is an example of something that is soluble.

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Sugar is soluble in water.

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Able to be solved or explained.

A mystery that is easily soluble.

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Capable of being dissolved, especially easily dissolved.

Soluble fats.

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Possible to solve or explain.

Soluble mysteries.

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Capable of being solved.
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Origin of soluble

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin solūbilis from Latin solvere to loosen leu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French soluble.

    From Wiktionary