from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A substance dissolved in another substance, usually the component of a solution present in the lesser amount.
- adj. Being in solution; dissolved.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Loose; free; liberal
- n. Any substance that is dissolved in a liquid solvent to create a solution
- v. To dissolve.
- v. To absolve.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Loose; free; liberal.
- adj. Relaxed; hence; merry; cheerful.
- adj. Soluble.
- adj. Not adhering; loose; -- opposed to
- transitive v. To dissolve; to resolve.
- transitive v. To absolve.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Loose; free.
- Relaxed; hence, joyous; merry.
- In botany, free; not adhering; opposed to adnate: as, a solute stipule.
- Soluble: as. a solute salt.
- To dissolve; also, to resolve; answer; absolve.
- n. The substance dissolved in a given solution: as, a solution is composed of solvent and solute.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the dissolved matter in a solution; the component of a solution that changes its state
From Middle English, loose, porous, from Latin solūtus, past participle of solvere, to loosen; see leu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin solutus. (Wiktionary)