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[waw-ter-sol-yuh-buh l, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌsɒl yə bəl, ˈwɒt ər-/
capable of dissolving in water.
Origin of water-soluble
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Since the dendrimers are water-soluble, the whole complex can dissolve in biological fluids, which fullerene alone cannot.
  • For an extra boost during the growing season, give plants a shot of water-soluble fertilizer, diluted according to directions.
  • And since excess water-soluble vitamins are excreted and don't build up in the body, overdoses of them are even rarer.
  • For wood he has water-soluble dyes, which produce a more penetrating and beautiful natural tone.
  • It also happens to be highly water-soluble and has a nasty tendency to leak from underground storage tanks at gas stations.
  • The skin for this dolphin was made of rubber silicon, the dandruff made of silver glitter glued on with water-soluble glue.
  • The problem comes when you try to deliver drugs that are large in size, or water-soluble.
  • It is harder to gain detailed structural information for membrane proteins than it is for water-soluble proteins.
  • Alcohol is better than water at delivering flavors and aromas, since many of those molecules aren't water-soluble.
  • The body must use water-soluble vitamins right away.

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