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See also: soluté
- Free; liberal; loose.
- a solute interpretation
- 1605, Francis Bacon, “The Second Booke”, in The Tvvoo Bookes of Francis Bacon. Of the Proficience and Aduancement of Learning, Diuine and Humane, London: […] [Thomas Purfoot and Thomas Creede] for Henrie Tomes, […], OCLC 932932554, folio 112, verso:
- The Interpretations of the Scriptures are of two ſorts: Methodical, and Solute, or at large, […]
- Relaxed; hence, cheerful, merry.
- 1742, [Edward Young], “Night the Second. On Time, Death, Friendship. […]”, in The Complaint: Or, Night-Thoughts on Life, Death, & Immortality, London: […] [Samuel Richardson] for A[ndrew] Millar […], and R[obert] Dodsley […], published 1750, OCLC 753424981, page 44:
- So ſung Philander, as his Friend went round / In the rich Ichor, in the gen'rous Blood / Of Bacchus, purple God of joyous Wit, / A Brow ſolute, and ever-laughing Eye.
- Able to be dissolved; soluble.
- a solute salt
- (botany) Not adhering; loose.
- Antonym: adnate
- a solute stipule
solute (plural solutes)
substance that is dissolved in a solvent
- (obsolete) To dissolve.
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- (obsolete) To absolve.
- to solute sin
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