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solute (adj.)

"dissolved," 1890, from Latin solutus, past participle of solvere "to loosen, dissolve," from PIE *se-lu-, from reflexive pronoun *s(w)e- (see idiom) + root *leu- "to loosen, divide, cut apart." In botany, "free, not adhering" (1760).

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Definitions of solute

solute (n.)
the dissolved matter in a solution; the component of a solution that changes its state;
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