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[sol-yuh-buh l] /ˈsɒl yə bəl/

capable of being dissolved or liquefied:
a soluble powder.
capable of being solved or explained:
a soluble problem.
something soluble.
(of a substance) capable of being dissolved, esp easily dissolved in some solvent, usually water
capable of being solved or answered

late 14c., “capable of being dissolved,” from Old French soluble “expungable, eradicable” (13c.), from Late Latin solubilis “that may be loosened or dissolved,” from stem of Latin solvere “loosen, dissolve” (see solve). Meaning “capable of being solved” is attested from 1705. Substances are soluble, not solvable; problems can be either.

soluble sol·u·ble (sŏl’yə-bəl)
Capable of being dissolved, especially easily dissolved.
Capable of being dissolved. Salt, for example, is soluble in water.


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