solute

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/sɒˈljuːt/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(solyo̅o̅t, sōlo̅o̅t)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
sol•ute  (solyo̅o̅t, sōlo̅o̅t),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Chemistrythe substance dissolved in a given solution.
  • Latin solūtus, past participle of solvere to loosen, dissolve. See solve
  • late Middle English 1400–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
solute /sɒˈljuːt/ n
  1. the component of a solution that changes its state in forming the solution or the component that is not present in excess; the substance that is dissolved in another substance
adj
  1. rare loose or unattached; free
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin solūtus free, unfettered, from solvere to release
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