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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsolublesol‧u‧ble /ˈsɒljəbəl $ ˈsɑː-/ adjective  1 HCCa soluble substance can be dissolved in a liquid soluble aspirinwater-soluble (=that can be dissolved in water)2 formalSOLVE/DEAL WITH A PROBLEM a problem that is soluble can be solved opp insolublesolubility /ˌsɒljəˈbɪləti $ ˌsɑː-/ noun [uncountable]
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solubleThe most pressing of all the problems of family poverty, however, remains the least soluble.Another grouping can be between organic and inorganic soils which relates to alkali soluble and acid soluble soils.The use of soluble chemical fertilizers is banned, as they seep into rivers and pollute the water supply.A soluble form of this protein could bind to the virus and prevent it from binding to human T cells.Phenol is more soluble in alkali than in water.There are two sorts of vitamins: some are soluble in fat, and some soluble in water.Oddly enough, however, ethanol is also soluble in oils and fats.The copal was heat treated to make it soluble in oils and solvents.However the globulins are insoluble in water but soluble in weak salt solutions.
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