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INSOLUBLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does insoluble mean? 

INSOLUBLE (adjective)
  The adjective INSOLUBLE has 3 senses:

1. (of a substance) incapable of being dissolved
2. admitting of no solution or explanation
3. without hope of solution

  Familiarity information: INSOLUBLE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INSOLUBLE (adjective)


Sense 1insoluble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of a substance) incapable of being dissolved

Synonyms:

indissoluble; insoluble

Similar:

non-water-soluble; water-insoluble (not soluble in water)

Antonym:

soluble ((of a substance) capable of being dissolved in some solvent (usually water))


Sense 2insoluble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Admitting of no solution or explanation

Context example:

an insoluble doubt

Similar:

insolvable; unresolvable; unsoluble; unsolvable (not easily solved)

Also:

incomprehensible; inexplicable (incapable of being explained or accounted for)

Antonym:

soluble (susceptible of solution or of being solved or explained)


Sense 3insoluble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Without hope of solution

Context example:

an insoluble problem

Similar:

hopeless (without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success)


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