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the substance dissolved in a given solution.
the component of a solution that changes its state in forming the solution or the component that is not present in excess; the substance that is dissolved in another substance Compare solvent
(botany, rare) loose or unattached; free

solute sol·ute (sŏl’yōōt, sō’lōōt)
A substance dissolved in another substance, usually the component of a solution present in the lesser amount.
A substance that is dissolved in another substance (a solvent), forming a solution.


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