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fat-soluble

[fat-sol-yuh-buh l] /ˈfætˌsɒl yə bəl/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
soluble in oils or fats.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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Examples from the web for fat-soluble
  • fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the body's fatty tissue.
  • Some people prefer low-fat to nonfat, which can be watery and sour, and may contain fewer fat-soluble vitamins.
  • The liver produces bile, a green-colored fluid that helps the body absorb fats and fat-soluble vitamins.
British Dictionary definitions for fat-soluble

fat-soluble

adjective
1.
soluble in nonpolar substances, such as ether, chloroform, and oils. Fat-soluble compounds are often insoluble in water
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fat-soluble in Medicine

fat-soluble adj.
Soluble in fats or fat solvents.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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