Definitions for insolubleɪnˈsɒl yə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•sol•u•bleɪnˈsɒl yə bəl(adj.)

  1. incapable of being dissolved:

    insoluble salts.

  2. incapable of being solved:

    an insoluble problem.

Origin of insoluble:

1350–1400; ME insolible < MF insoluble < L insolūbilis; see in -3, soluble


Princeton's WordNet

  1. insoluble, indissoluble(adj)

    (of a substance) incapable of being dissolved

  2. insoluble(adj)

    admitting of no solution or explanation

    "an insoluble doubt"

  3. insoluble(adj)

    without hope of solution

    "an insoluble problem"


  1. insoluble(Adjective)

    that cannot be dissolved

  2. insoluble(Adjective)

    that cannot be solved; insolvable

  3. insoluble(Adjective)

    that cannot be explained; mysterious or inexplicable

  4. Origin: From ( + ).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insoluble(adj)

    not soluble; in capable or difficult of being dissolved, as by a liquid; as, chalk is insoluble in water

  2. Insoluble(adj)

    not to be solved or explained; insolvable; as, an insoluble doubt, question, or difficulty

  3. Insoluble(adj)


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of a substance) impossible to dissolve

This chemical is insoluble (in water).

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