from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. That can be dissolved, especially easily dissolved: soluble fats.
- adj. Possible to solve or explain: soluble mysteries.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Able to be dissolved.
- adj. Able to be solved or explained.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Susceptible of being dissolved in a fluid; capable of solution.
- adj. Susceptible of being solved; ; susceptible of being disentangled, unraveled, or explained.
- adj. Relaxed; open or readily opened.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being dissolved in a fluid; capable of solution; dissolvable.
- 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.
- Relaxed; loose; open.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. susceptible of solution or of being solved or explained
- adj. (of a substance) capable of being dissolved in some solvent (usually water)
Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin solūbilis, from Latin solvere, to loosen; see leu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French soluble. (Wiktionary)