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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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