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

  • adj. Soluble in water.

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  • adj. Dissolving easily in water.

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  • adj. soluble in water


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  • Sulfuric acid is a water-soluble acid used as a component in vehicle batteries, and in mining, refining and wastewater processing.

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  • However, the heat also softens the cell walls, allowing water-soluble compounds such as sugar and vitamin C to be lost via the surface of the tissue, leading to the leaching out of other compounds such as falcarinol.

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  • Needing to work quickly and within a throng, courtroom artists cannot bring oil paints or even water-soluble media to work, generally relying on pastels or pen and ink sometimes adding a background wash later, if there is time.

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  • Additionally, since she continues to take courtroom assignments, she may need to put down her paints at a moment's notice, grabbing her pad of paper, colored pencils and water-soluble crayons and rush to a court house.

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  • These drawings in water-soluble colored pencil on mylar are skillfully delineated, visually powerful, and, even these days, disturbing and provocative.

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  • By analyzing thousands of RNA sequences — the biochemical record of the parasite's genetic activity — entomologist Omprakash Mittapalli and his Ohio State colleagues found that bedbugs exposed to pesticides showed unusually high levels of activity among those genes controlling enzymes able to turn the toxic chemicals into water-soluble compounds that can be safely excreted.

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  • Their reasoning is sound enough: Each of these foods has the right amount of moisture in them to pick up water-soluble dirt without getting the picture wet.

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  • Because it is water-soluble, carved alabaster is best suited to indoor environments, and this is primarily how it was used in Medieval England, where it was quarried in the Midlands and carved in busy workshops in Nottingham, Burton-on-Trent and other centers in the area.

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  • The next thing that has always helped is loading up on water-soluble vitamins, especially B-complex.

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  • The fatty acids in coconut oil called medium-chain triglycerides, or MCT are shorter and more water-soluble than those in other oils, such as olive or canola, so they're routed directly to the liver where they're readily burned for fuel.

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