[in-sol-yuh-buh l] /ɪnˈsɒl yə bəl/
incapable of being dissolved:
incapable of being solved or explained:
an insoluble problem.
incapable of being dissolved; incapable of forming a solution, esp in water
incapable of being solved
late 14c., “unable to be loosened,” from Latin insolubilis “that cannot be loosened,” from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + solubilis (see soluble). Figurative use, of problems, etc., is from late 14c.
It was a tacit conviction of the learned during the Middle Ages that no such thing as an insoluble question existed. There might be matters that presented serious difficulties, but if you could lay them before the right man — some Arab in Spain, for instance, omniscient by reason of studies into the details of which it was better not to inquire — he would give you a conclusive answer. The real trouble was only to find your man. [Gertrude Bell, “The Desert and the Sown,” 1907]
insoluble in·sol·u·ble (ĭn-sŏl’yə-bəl)
Not capable of being fully dissolved. Fats and oils are insoluble in water.
[in-sol-vuh-buh l] /ɪnˈsɒl və bəl/ adjective 1. incapable of being solved or explained; insoluble. /ɪnˈsɒlvəbəl/ adjective 1. another word for insoluble (sense 2)
[in-sol-vuh n-see] /ɪnˈsɒl vən si/ noun 1. the condition of being ; bankruptcy. n. 1660s; see insolvent + -cy. Insolvence (1793) is rare.
- Insolvency provision
noun 1. (Brit) the right of employees of a firm that goes bankrupt or into receivership to receive money owed to them as wages, etc
[in-sol-vuh nt] /ɪnˈsɒl vənt/ adjective 1. not ; unable to satisfy creditors or discharge liabilities, either because liabilities exceed assets or because of inability to pay debts as they mature. 2. pertaining to bankrupt persons or bankruptcy. noun 3. a person who is insolvent. /ɪnˈsɒlvənt/ adjective 1. (of a person, company, etc) having insufficient assets […]