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Definitions of insoluble

  1. admitting of no solution or explanation; "an insoluble doubt" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. without hope of solution; "an insoluble problem" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (of a substance) not easily dissolved Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Not soluble; in capable or difficult of being dissolved, as by a liquid; as, chalk is insoluble in water. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Not to be solved or explained; insolvable; as, an insoluble doubt, question, or difficulty. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Strong. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. That can not be dissolved; as, fat is insoluble in water; not to be explained. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Not capable of being dissolved: not to be solved or explained. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. That cannot be dissolved; that cannot be explained. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. That cannot be dissolved, as by a liquid. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for insoluble

  1. But no evidence is forthcoming in support of such conjectures, and the problem is likely to remain insoluble – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  2. Agitated by incomprehensible and delicious emotions, confronting insoluble problems, longing, hoping, fearing, they hovered over the ocean of life like two tiny sparrows swept out to sea by a tempest. – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
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