Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Capable of being dissolved.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective which can be dissolved or disintegrated

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

  • adjective capable of dissolving

Etymologies

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

[Latin dissolūbilis, from dissolūtus, past participle of dissolvere, to dissolve; see dissolve.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin dissolubilis, itself from dissolvere ("to dissolve") (from dis- ("apart") + solvere ("to solve") + -bilis ("-able").

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    The Sudden Curve:

  • 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.

    Chemical galvinism and electro-biology

  • 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.

    Chemical galvinism and electro-biology

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