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English Dictionary: soluble by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
soluble
adj
  1. (of a substance) capable of being dissolved in some solvent (usually water)
    Antonym(s): indissoluble, insoluble
  2. susceptible of solution or of being solved or explained; "the puzzle is soluble"
    Antonym(s): insoluble
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
  
                     Sugar is . . . soluble in water and fusible in fire.
                                                                              --Arbuthnot.
  
      2. Susceptible of being solved; as, a soluble algebraic
            problem; susceptible of being disentangled, unraveled, or
            explained; as, the mystery is perhaps soluble. [bd]More
            soluble is this knot.[b8] --Tennyson.
  
      3. Relaxed; open or readily opened. [R.] [bd]The bowels must
            be kept soluble.[b8] --Dunglison.
  
      {Soluble glass}. (Chem.) See under {Glass}.
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