Soluble

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.
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Sugar is . . . soluble in water and fusible in fire.
Arbuthnot.
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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.
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3. Relaxed; open or readily opened. [R.] "The bowels must be kept soluble." Dunglison.
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Soluble glass. (Chem.) See under Glass.
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