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Word: soluble

Definition: able to be dissolved in a liquid; able to be worked out or solved


Sentences Containing 'soluble'

Rocks and minerals are not all equally soluble in water; some are so little soluble that it is years before any change becomes apparent, and the substances are said to be insoluble, yet in reality they are slowly dissolving.
Other rocks, like limestone, are so readily soluble in water that from the small pores and cavities eaten out by the water, there may develop in long centuries, caves and caverns -LRB- Fig.
For this reason, they have to depend solely upon nitrogenous compounds which are present in the soil and are soluble in water.
The soluble nitrogenous soil compounds are absorbed by roots and are utilized by plants for food.
The nitrogen of the soil can be restored if we add to it a fertilizer containing nitrogen compounds which are soluble in water.
Bone ash and thousands of tons of phosphate rock are treated with sulphuric acid to form a phosphorus compound which is soluble in soil water and which, when added to soil, will be usable by the plants growing there.

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