(of a substance) incapable of being dissolved
admitting of no solution or explanation
"an insoluble doubt"
without hope of solution
"an insoluble problem"
that cannot be dissolved
that cannot be solved; insolvable
that cannot be explained; mysterious or inexplicable
Origin: From ( + ).
not soluble; in capable or difficult of being dissolved, as by a liquid; as, chalk is insoluble in water
not to be solved or explained; insolvable; as, an insoluble doubt, question, or difficulty
Origin: [L. insolubilis indissoluble, that can not be loosed: cf. F. insoluble. See In- not, and Soluble, and cf. Insolvable.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-sol′ū-bl, adj. not capable of being dissolved: not to be solved or explained.—ns. Insolubil′ity, Insol′ubleness.
The numerical value of insoluble in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of insoluble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.
While not a panacea for all digestive issues, eating more fiber can benefit many, particularly those experiencing constipation. Both soluble and insoluble fiber are important, but for those with constipation insoluble fiber helps to add bulk to the stool and accelerate bowelmovement.
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