V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: capable of being dissolved

Synonyms: dissolvable, liquefied, meltable, liquefiable

Antonyms: insoluble

Tips: Soluble is derived from the Late Latin solubilis, which means "able to be loosened or dissolved." Think, "dissolvable." The related noun solvent refers to a substance that is capable of dissolving other substances.

Usage Examples:

That breakfast cereal is a good source of soluble fiber. (dissolvable by the body, liquefied by the body)

Even though the marker was supposed to be water-soluble, it still stained her blouse. (dissolvable, liquefiable)

The dry cleaners used a solvent to remove the stain. (solution for dissolving other substances) noun

Luckily, the crayon with which my son marked the walls was easily soluble with a little multi-purpose cleaner. (dissolvable)

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