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.

"More soluble is this knot."

Tennyson.

3.

Relaxed; open or readily opened.

[R.] "The bowels must be kept soluble."

Dunglison.

Soluble glass. Chem. See under Glass.

 

© Webster 1913.

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