Definitions

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

  • n. The quality or condition of being soluble.
  • n. The amount of a substance that can be dissolved in a given amount of solvent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition of being soluble.
  • n. The amount of a substance that will dissolve in a given amount of a solvent, to give a saturated solution, under specified conditions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality, condition, or degree of being soluble or solvable.
  • n. The tendency to separate readily into parts by spurious articulations, as the pods of tick trefoil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The property of being soluble; that property of a body which renders it susceptible of solution; susceptibility of being dissolved in a fluid.
  • n. In botany, a capability of separating easily into parts, as that of certain legumes to divide transversely into parts or joints.
  • n. Capability of being solved, resolved, answered, cleared up, or disentangled, as a problem, a question, or a doubt.

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

  • n. the quality of being soluble and easily dissolved in liquid
  • n. the quantity of a particular substance that can dissolve in a particular solvent (yielding a saturated solution)
  • n. the property (of a problem or difficulty) that makes it possible to solve

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Examples

  • There is however another cause which must have contributed to round the angles both of calcareous and siliceous fragments; and that is, their solubility in water; calcareous earth is perpetually found suspended in the waters which pass over it; and the earth of flints was observed by

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  • Which form is chosen for a specific application depends on desired characteristics such as solubility, volatility, and melting point.

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  • "The relative amounts of ligation products observed with different cyclooctynes suggest that both intrinsic reaction kinetics and other properties such as solubility and tissue access govern the efficiency of copper-free click chemistry," Bertozzi says.

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  • * CX1942: a unique AMPAKINE pro-drug with enhanced water solubility which is approximately 5-6 times as potent as CX717 and has potential in both i.v. and oral respiratory depression applications and sleep apnea.

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  • -- CX1942: a unique AMPAKINE pro-drug with enhanced water solubility which is approximately 5-6 times as potent as CX717 and has potential in both i.v. and oral respiratory depression applications and sleep apnea.

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  • Individual drug-like properties are discussed from a practical point of view, such as solubility, permeability and metabolic stability, with regard to fundamental understanding, applications of property data in drug discovery and examples of structural modifications that have achieved improved property performance.

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  • The workshop also revealed industrial applications building on existing work, with Dr. Christopher Plummer from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland explaining that hyperbranched polymers were capable of being tuned to highly specific levels of key attributes such as solubility, miscibility (ability to mix), as well as viscosity.

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  • In the complex matrix that is wine, alcohol solubilizes more than polyphenols – it enhances the solubility of all sorts of aromatic (and otherwise water-hating) smelly compounds.

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  • In effect, by lining up the test-tubes, he could make the dancing flies form a sort of living graph of solubility versus activity.

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  • Somewhere along this chain, there is a link, we must hope, that can be attacked by medication—to prevent inflammation, discourage ozone reactions, encourage the refolding apparatus, improve protein solubility or boost the plaque-removal mechanism.

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