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1. Capable of being dissolved, especially easily dissolved: soluble fats.
2. Possible to solve or explain: soluble mysteries.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin solūbilis, from Latin solvere, to loosen; see leu- in Indo-European roots.]

sol′u·ble·ness n.
sol′u·bly adv.
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Noun1.solubleness - the property of being dissoluble; "he measure the dissolubility of sugar in water"
physical property - any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
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As can be seen from Figure 6, with the increasing of the content of alcohol, the powder adhering on the inner wall of beakers and air bubbles generated both gradually became less when stirring the sodium stearate solution, which indicated that sodium stearate has a better solubleness with more alcohol.