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)
Origin: L. Solubilis, fr. Solvere, solutum, to loosen, to dissolve: cf. F. Soluble. See Solve, and cf. Solvable.
(01 Mar 1998)
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