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
A solute is the substance that dissolves in a liquid.
The chemical that dissolves is called the solute, the liquid that causes it to dissolve is called the solvent, while the final mixture is called the solution.
The above reference to the word "solute" is too technical and seemingly not clear to the average reader.
Will "solute" suit you, or is that term, from high school chemistry,
The growth of large multilamellar fatty acid vesicles fed with fatty acid micelles, in a solution where solute permeation across the membranes is slow, results in the transformation of initially spherical vesicles into long thread-like vesicles, a process driven by the transient imbalance between surface area and volume growth.
Regarding your comments on claims made for homeopathy: criticisms centered around the vanishingly small number of solute molecules present in a solution after it has been repeatedly diluted are beside the point, since advocates of homeopathic remedies attribute their effects not to molecules present in the water, but to modifications of the water's structure.
You my friend don't care and you are doing your job so I solute you sir and don't let the bad guys win.
Yellowstone National Park: Inferences from river solute fluxes:
We solute their efforts and hope that CALGREEN is a roaring success!
I want to solute you by Muhammad Khurshid on Saturday, Mar 28, 2009 at 1: 07: 28 AM