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soluble
as in:  a soluble substance


The doctor said I should include more soluble fiber in my diet.
  capable of being dissolved in some solvent — typically water
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  • The doctor said I should include more soluble fiber in my diet.
  • It prevents the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.
  • "From their lightness and transparency, I should imagine that they are soluble in water," I remarked.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  A Study In Scarlet
  • The capsule in which reposed the sodium cyanide (tiny granulated crystals as characterless as Bromo-Seltzer, said Nathan, and similarly water soluble, melting almost immediately, though not effervescent) was really quite small, a bit smaller than any medicinal capsule she had ever seen, and was also metallically reflective, so that as he held it inches above her face where she lay against the pillow—wiggling it between thumb and forefinger and causing the pinkish oblong to do a little…
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • Is nail polish water-soluble?
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • The Fugees’ numbers had been written on the shirts in water-soluble ink, so as the game progressed, the numbers ran into blurry clouds on their sweat-soaked backs.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • "Sugar’s awfully soluble," Quentin said, biting his thin lip.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Although Langdon knew the soluble ink of a watermark stylus could easily be wiped away, he could not imagine why Fache would erase evidence.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Well, most soluble protein is leached out during fossilization, but twenty percent of the proteins are still recoverable by grinding up the bones and using Loy’s procedure.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Leavitt explained that it had been developed for the astronauts, and that it contained everything except air-soluble vitamins.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain

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  • …are concerned simply with planning the logistics of future wars; others devise larger and larger rocket bombs, more and more powerful explosives, and more and more impenetrable armour— plating; others search for new and deadlier gases, or for soluble poisons capable of being produced in such quantities as to destroy the vegetation of whole continents, or for breeds of disease germs immunized against all possible antibodies; others strive to produce a vehicle that shall bore its way…
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • I have said enough to convince you that ciphers of this nature are readily soluble, and to give you some insight into the rationale of their development.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug
  • He poured into two teacups two level spoonfuls, four in all, of Epps’s soluble cocoa and proceeded according to the directions for use printed on the label, to each adding after sufficient time for infusion the prescribed ingredients for diffusion in the manner and in the quantity prescribed.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • It had been for himself so very soluble a problem to live in England assimilated yet unconverted that it seemed to him equally simple his lawful heir should after his death carry on the grey old bank in the white American light.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • "That is very close to solubility," the AI pointed out.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • They require some final refrigeration which I cannot give them, dabbling always in warm soluble words.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Well, it was water-soluble.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • Morning moved like a pearl-gray tide across the fields and up the hill-flanks, flowing rapidly down into the soluble dark.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • That comes from soluble toxins released by the bacteria; they have an intoxicating effect on the central nervous system, you see—which gives you those flushed cheeks.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • He had to do it in three layers: first the muscle, then the fibrous tissue, then the skin, some seventy stitches in each layer, the inner two of them done with soluble thread.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • It had been for himself so very soluble a problem to live in England assimilated yet unconverted that it seemed to him equally simple his lawful heir should after his death carry on the grey old bank in the white American light.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • Paul and Jim mobilized the world to accept drug-resistant tb as a soluble problem," Howard Hiatt told me one day in 2000, in his office at the Brigham.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • All the rest, whether people or objects, lay in a blur of fog—a fog that was engendered in Hans Castorp’s own brain and that Director Behrens and Dr. Krokowski would doubtless have declared to be the product of soluble toxins.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Nobody gives a four-year-old non-water-soluble paint.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • Sugar’s too soluble.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Meanwhile the soluble toxins from the bacteria had long since intoxicated the nerve centers: the organism was already feverish, and with heaving bosom, so to speak, it reeled toward its disintegration.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Her presence proved somehow less irreducible to soft particles than Ralph had expected in the natural perturbation of his sense of the perfect solubility of that of his cousin; for the correspondent of the Interviewer prompted mirth in him, and he had long since decided that the crescendo of mirth should be the flower of his declining days.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • Her presence proved somehow less irreducible to soft particles than Ralph had expected in the natural perturbation of his sense of the perfect solubility of that of his cousin; for the correspondent of the Interviewer prompted mirth in him, and he had long since decided that the crescendo of mirth should be the flower of his declining days.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Originally intended to prevent escape of lab animals that might break free into the core, the sensors released ligamine, a curare derivative that was water-soluble, in the form of a gas.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • With the ongoing series of lectures as a basis, the conversation could then have moved from love as a force conducive to illness, to the nonphysical nature of its indications, to "old" and "new" areas, to soluble toxins and love potions, to light piercing the dark subconscious, to the blessings of psychoanalysis and the transference of symptoms—but then what do we know, since for us this is all merely guesswork, a hypothetical answer to the question about the subject of the chats…
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • …which, as a civilian, Hans Castorp had begun to feel a responsibility, even though down in the flatlands he had never noticed such questions, probably never would have noticed them, but certainly did here, where one looked down on the world and its creatures from the contemplative retreat of five thousand feet and thought one’s thoughts, even if they were probably the result of enhanced activity of the body, which was caused by soluble toxins and made your face burn with a dry flush.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • …and of people’s susceptibility to it; about Hans Castorp’s own modest, but chronic case, about how the bacillus irritated the cells of the tissue in the bronchi and air sacs of the lungs, about the formation of tubercles and the production of soluble intoxicating toxins, the deterioration of the cells and the process of caseation, which if it continued to petrify into chalky scar tissue meant a beneficial arrest of the disease, but if it went on to build ever-larger soft foci, created…
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • …its indisputable hegemony extending in square leagues over all the region below the subequatorial tropic of Capricorn: the multisecular stability of its primeval basin: its luteofulvous bed: its capacity to dissolve and hold in solution all soluble substances including millions of tons of the most precious metals: its slow erosions of peninsulas and islands, its persistent formation of homothetic islands, peninsulas and downward tending promontories: its alluvial deposits: its weight…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • …pot of Plumtree’s potted meat, an oval wicker basket bedded with fibre and containing one Jersey pear, a halfempty bottle of William Gilbey and Co’s white invalid port, half disrobed of its swathe of coralpink tissue paper, a packet of Epps’s soluble cocoa, five ounces of Anne Lynch’s choice tea at 2/— per lb in a crinkled leadpaper bag, a cylindrical canister containing the best crystallised lump sugar, two onions, one, the larger, Spanish, entire, the other, smaller, Irish, bisected…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
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