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late 14c., "a solving or being solved," from Old French solucion "division, dissolving; explanation; payment" or directly from Latin solutionem (nominative solutio) "a loosening or unfastening," noun of action from past participle stem of solvere "to loosen, untie, solve, dissolve" (see solve). Meaning "liquid containing a dissolved substance" is first recorded 1590s.
solution so·lu·tion (sə-lōō'shən)
Abbr. sol., soln.
A homogeneous mixture of two or more substances, which may be solids, liquids, gases, or a combination of these.
The state of being dissolved.
In pharmacology, a liquid preparation containing a solute, especially an aqueous solution of a nonvolatile substance.
Termination of a disease by a crisis.
A break, cut, or laceration of the solid tissues.