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1. That cannot be dissolved: insoluble matter.
2. Difficult or impossible to solve or explain; insolvable: insoluble riddles.

[Middle English insolible, from Latin īnsolūbilis : in-, not; see in-1 + solvere, to loosen; see soluble.]

in·sol′u·bil′i·ty, in·sol′u·ble·ness n.
in·sol′u·ble n.
in·sol′u·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insolubility - the property (of a problem or difficulty) that makes it impossible to solve
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
solvability, solubility - the property (of a problem or difficulty) that makes it possible to solve
2.insolubility - the quality of being insoluble and difficult to dissolve in liquid
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
solubility - the quality of being soluble and easily dissolved in liquid
لا ذَوبانيَّه
óuppleysanleiki; óleysanleiki


[ɪnˌsɒljʊˈbɪlətɪ] Ninsolubilidad f


(of substance)Unlöslichkeit f
(of problem)Unlösbarkeit f


(inˈsoljubl) adjective
1. (of a substance) impossible to dissolve. This chemical is insoluble (in water).
2. (of a problem or difficulty) impossible to solve.
insoluˈbility noun
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In fact, the facility with which I shall arrive, or have arrived, at the solution of this mystery, is in the direct ratio of its apparent insolubility in the eyes of the police.
Such an insolubility issue is commonly addressed with the addition of an emulsifier, a chemical that features a water-soluble region and a fat-soluble region in its molecular structure.
When translation problems arise, a single ideal translation equivalent is not always available, which accounts for the insolubility of translation.
Vitamin D3 reduced the age-dependent formation of insoluble proteins across a wide range of predicted functions and cellular compartments, supporting our hypothesis that decreasing protein insolubility can prolong lifespan," reported research team leader Karla Mark, PhD.
Due to its insolubility in sterile solutions for injections, propofol was solubilized in a cremaphor EL (polyethoxylated castor oil) emulsion, which precipitated anaphylaxis in several cases.
The classic textbook treatment of this topic (Pruppacher and Klett 1997) identifies five ingredients for an efficient IN: 1) insolubility, 2) size (potent ice nuclei are observed to be larger than the critical nucleus diameter of ice; this diameter depends on temperature), 3) chemical bonds (surface-accessible hydrogen bond acceptor/donor groups), 4) crystallographic match (the IN surface should have a close geometric match with one of the principal crystal growth planes of ice), and 5) active sites (experimentally it is observed that only a fraction of available surface area initiates crystallization; see also Fig.
The polymeric nature of these complexes is also confirmed by insolubility of these complexes in ordinary solvents.
groundwater dissolves only small quantities of mineral matters because of the relative insolubility of the rock composition.
Due to its insolubility the diffusion of Pb is somewhat limited.
Favorable silicon-based product characteristics include longer operational lifespan, better reactivity with process ingredients, insolubility and lower surface tension compared to other organic products.
Detailed comparative proteomic map from zebra fish and mouse lens has also been presented to study the relationship between insolubility and truncation of water soluble lens proteins (Ueda et al.