Definitions

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

  • adjective Capable of being dissolved, especially easily dissolved.
  • adjective Possible to solve or explain.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

  • adjective Susceptible of being dissolved in a fluid; capable of solution.
  • adjective Susceptible of being solved; ; susceptible of being disentangled, unraveled, or explained.
  • adjective rare Relaxed; open or readily opened.
  • adjective (Chem.) See under Glass.

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

  • adjective Able to be dissolved.
  • adjective Able to be solved or explained.

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

  • adjective susceptible of solution or of being solved or explained
  • adjective (of a substance) capable of being dissolved in some solvent (usually water)

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin solūbilis, from Latin solvere, to loosen; see leu- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle French soluble.

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