[sol-yoot, soh-loot]
the substance dissolved in a given solution.

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin solūtus, past participle of solvere to loosen, dissolve. See solve Unabridged
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solute (sɒˈljuːt)
1.  Compare solvent the component of a solution that changes its state in forming the solution or the component that is not present in excess; the substance that is dissolved in another substance
2.  rare botany loose or unattached; free
[C16: from Latin solūtus free, unfettered, from solvere to release]

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solute sol·ute (sŏl'yōōt, sō'lōōt)
A substance dissolved in another substance, usually the component of a solution present in the lesser amount.

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solute   (sŏl'yt)  Pronunciation Key 
A substance that is dissolved in another substance (a solvent), forming a solution.
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Does the type of solute effect the rate of evaporation.
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