Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. That can be dissolved: dissoluble airborne pollutants brought back to the earth as rain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. which can be dissolved or disintegrated

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being dissolved; having its parts separable by heat or moisture; convertible into a fluid.
  • adj. Capable of being disunited.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being dissolved; convertible into a fluid.
  • That may be disunited or separated into parts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of dissolving

Etymologies

Latin dissolūbilis, from dissolūtus, past participle of dissolvere, to dissolve; see dissolve.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin dissolubilis, itself from dissolvere ("to dissolve") (from dis- ("apart") + solvere ("to solve") + -bilis ("-able"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.

    Chapter 10

  • That is why in the Christian tradition, and historically in Western law, consummated marriages are not dissoluble or annullable on the ground of infertility, even though the nature of the marital relationship is shaped and structured by its intrinsic orientation to the great good of procreation.

    Nathaniel Frank: Christian Leaders Scapegoat Gays on Marriage

  • However, the legalization of drugs, and a foreign policy of non-intervention, would make the CIA a dissoluble, vestigial organ of government, no longer a threat to peaceful progressive change.

    Libertarian Legacy? Ron Paul's Campaign Manager, 49, Dies Uninsured, Of Pneumonia, Leaving family $400,000 Debt

  • This, founded in the dissoluble union between a man and a woman, constitutes the privileged environment in which human life is welcomed and protected, from its beginning until its natural end.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Count to her by the strongest of all ties, by a chain of gold, and vowed to be so rich that her fortune might make her second marriage dissoluble, if by chance Colonel Chabert should ever reappear.

    Le Colonel Chabert

  • This official did not think, like him of Strasburg, that the marriage of Levi with Mendel Cerf was null or dissoluble.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • The stream of time, which is continually washing the dissoluble fabricks of other poets, passes without injury by the adamant of Shakespeare.

    Preface to Shakespeare

  • What, then, ailed you, good sir (might some one say to him), that you have so far forgotten those words, as to affirm that the world, if it had not casually possessed the middle place, would have been dissoluble and corruptible?

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Awhile, because you are gifted with agility and strength, you fancy that you live: but frail is the “bower of flesh” that encaskets life; dissoluble the silver cord than binds you to it.

    The Last Man

  • What though like a weed flung from the fruitless sea, he lay the prey of corruption — still that was the form she had caressed, those the lips that meeting hers, had drank the spirit of love from the commingling breath; that was the earthly mechanism of dissoluble clay she had called her own.

    The Last Man

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