• WordNet 3.6
    • adj soluble (of a substance) capable of being dissolved in some solvent (usually water)
    • adj soluble susceptible of solution or of being solved or explained "the puzzle is soluble"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Aspirin was the first drug offered as a water-soluble tablet in 1900.
    • Soluble Relaxed; open or readily opened. "The bowels must be kept soluble ."
    • Soluble 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."
    • Soluble 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Human beings can't smell or taste a substance that is not soluble. On a dry tongue, sugar has no taste. In a dry nose, the smell of a flower would not be noticed. Anything to be smelled must float in the air.
    • soluble Capable of being dissolved in a fluid; capable of solution; dissolvable.
    • soluble Figuratively, capable of being solved or resolved, as an algebraical equation; capable of being disentangled, cleared up, unfolded, or settled by explanation, as a doubt, question, etc.; solvable.
    • soluble Relaxed; loose; open.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Plant life could not exist without lightning. Nitrogen, an essential food for plants, comprises 80% of the atmosphere, but in a form that is insoluble and unusable. It's the intense heat of lightning that forces the nitrogen to combine with oxygen in the air, forming nitrogen oxides that are soluble in water and fall to the earth in rain as dilute nitric acid. This reacts with minerals in the ground to become the nitrates on which the plants depend.
    • adj Soluble sol′ū-bl capable of being solved or dissolved in a fluid
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  • Sir Peter Medawar
    Sir Peter Medawar
    “If politics is the art of the possible, research is surely the art of the soluble. Both are immensely practical-minded affairs.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. solubilis, fr. solvere, solutum, to loosen, to dissolve: cf. F. soluble,. See Solve, and cf. Solvable
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. solubilissolvĕre, to solve.


In literature:

The nitrogen of the soil can be restored if we add to it a fertilizer containing nitrogen compounds which are soluble in water.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
It is then called soluble or water soluble phosphoric acid.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
But glucose is soluble in cold water and starch is soluble in hot, while cellulose is soluble in neither.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
The condition in which the sugars and other soluble substances exist in the cane is that of solution in water.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 633, February 18, 1888" by Various
This, +Civiale's Soluble Urethral Crayons+ do, better and quicker than anything else.
"Manhood Perfectly Restored" by Unknown
Another called the water soluble vitamine is widely distributed in cereal seeds, vegetables, and legumes.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
It is not in an available condition; it is not soluble.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
There is also a ferment which renders a part of the nitrogenous matter soluble.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
They furnish potash finely divided and soluble, especially when applied in the unleached form.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
This acid is soluble in twenty-four times its weight of cold water, and in a much smaller quantity of hot water.
"Elements of Chemistry," by Antoine Lavoisier
The "question of our time" does not become soluble even when one puts it thus: Is anything general authorized, or only the individual?
"The Ego and His Own" by Max Stirner
The plant-food in commercial Fertilizers is largely in a soluble or quickly available condition.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
Take small portions of the substance: ascertain if they are soluble.
"The Lighter Side of School Life" by Ian Hay
Pray try it; you'll find it soluble in water.
"The Tenants of Malory" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
In meat soup, the osmazome is the soluble part of the meat that dissolves in boiling, and makes nutritious broth.
"Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks" by Pierre Blot
It is very soluble in water, but only slightly soluble in strong alcohol.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2" by Various
Good soluble chemical fertilizers can be applied either dry or dissolved.
"Dwarf Fruit Trees" by F. A. Waugh
Gummic acid is soluble in water; when well dried at 100 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6" by Various
Its maximum solubility in water is at 34 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various
It is a white powder, slightly bitter, and soluble in water.
"Health, Happiness, and Longevity" by Louis Philippe McCarty

In poetry:

If ever this world from corruption is free,
And righteousness reign in the kingdom to be,
Like salt in its simple and soluble way
Infusing malodour, preventing decay.
So human endeavor in action sublime
Must never relax till the finale of time.
"The Salt of the Earth" by Hattie Howard

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In science:

The question then is: Can one regard the WDW theory as the limit of LQC when quantum geometry effects are ignored by taking the mathematical limit ∆ → 0? Since it is analytically soluble, sLQC is well suited to probe this issue.
Robustness of key features of loop quantum cosmology
We will conclude by comparing and contrasting our model with another soluble model that has recently appeared in the literature also for the k = 0 cosmology with a massless scalar field .
Robustness of key features of loop quantum cosmology
Finally, there are three other key differences between the two exactly soluble models.
Robustness of key features of loop quantum cosmology
Moreover v = O ∩ BwB (, Corollary 26), and it is affine, as an orbit of a soluble algebraic group.
On the coordinate ring of spherical conjugacy classes
Mattis, Mathematical Physics in One Dimension: Exactly Soluble Models of Interacting Particles (Academic Press, London, 1966).
Global fluctuations in physical systems: a subtle interplay between sum and extreme value statistics
An Exactly soluble superconformal theory from a mirror pair of Calabi-Yau manifolds.
Stable de Sitter Vacua in 4 Dimensional Supergravity Originating from 5 Dimensions
Lieb, Two-dimensional Ising model as a soluble problem of many fermions, Rev.
Ising (Conformal) Fields and Cluster Area Measures
An exactly soluble asymmetric neural network model.
Stability and dynamical properties of material flow systems on random networks
The model was constructed so as to be soluble.
Theory of minimum spanning trees I: Mean-field theory and strongly disordered spin-glass model
Klauder,Soluble models of quantum gravitation, in Relativity, Carmeli, M., Fickler, S. I., Witten, L. (eds.) (Plenum, New York (1970); Fundamentals of quantum gravity, J.
Some surprising implications of background independence in canonical quantum gravity
In liquid electrolytes, ν represents the bulk volume fraction of (all) solvated ions, which is typically much less than one, and even in saturated solutions of highly soluble ions would rarely exceed 0.1.
Strongly nonlinear dynamics of electrolytes in large ac voltages
Munier. Effect of selection on ancestry: an exactly soluble case and its phenomenological generalization.
Recent progress in coalescent theory
Basics commutators are used by Gruenberg for his famous result that soluble Engel groups are locally nilpotent.
On the lower central factors of groups
Gruenberg shows that for a finitely generated and soluble group the series of basic commutators eventually grow to ‘Engel-like’ and from this follows the nilpotency of the group.
On the lower central factors of groups
We prefer to use the fact that we have exactly soluble CFTs, to guess what the general behavior is.
The Regge Limit for Green Functions in Conformal Field Theory