insoluble insoluble  /ɪn ˈsɑl jə bəl/


  1. (adj) (of a substance) incapable of being dissolved
  2. (adj) admitting of no solution or explanation
  3. (adj) without hope of solution



  1. The difficulties seem insoluble: the man has to be separated from the history that made him and the history that he made.
  2. But even ardent Jeffersonians admit that the man was an insoluble puzzle.
  3. But it is there, an insoluble hard lump in the hearts of the men who know how the world works.


  1. 'Creation' explains how science reinvents life

    Adam Rutherford discusses evolution and delves into the political and cultural fallout of synthetic biology. Spider webs combine a strength and elasticity unmatched by anything we humans can make. They don't trigger much of an immune response in us and are "insoluble in water, two facts that the classical Greeks exploited when they used cobwebs to patch bleeding wounds," notes science writer ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Research and Markets: Dietary Fiber Market, by Product Type & Application - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2017 - Report

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Dietary Fiber Market, by Product Type (Conventional/Novel & Soluble/Insoluble) & Application (Food & Pharmaceuticals) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2017" report to their offering. This report estimates the market size of the global dietary fiber ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Business Wire


  1. In brief remarks before closed-door talks with Medvedev, Saakashvili said of Russia and Georgia: "I don't think there are any insoluble problems, but there are many that are unsolved."
    on Jun 6, 2006 By: Mikhail Saakashvili Source: Newsday

  2. "This is a difficult issue," Mr Howard told Southern Cross Broadcasting in Perth. "It's not an insurmountable problem, it's not an insoluble one, I'm sure we can work our way through it but it will take time. I respect the sensitivity of...
    on Apr 17, 2006 By: John Howard Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. Here's what Lee told his troops: "We are continuously faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems."
    on Mar 22, 2008 By: Lee Iacocca Source: Daily News & Analysis

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