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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insoluble  \In*sol"u*ble\,  a.  [L.  insolubilis  indissoluble,  that 
  can  not  be  loosed:  cf  F.  insoluble.  See  {In-}  not  and 
  {Soluble},  and  cf  {Insolvable}.] 
  1.  Not  soluble;  in  capable  or  difficult  of  being  dissolved, 
  as  by  a  liquid;  as  chalk  is  insoluble  in  water. 
 
  2.  Not  to  be  solved  or  explained;  insolvable;  as  an 
  insoluble  doubt,  question,  or  difficulty. 
 
  3.  Strong.  ``An  insoluble  wall.''  [Obs.]  --Holland 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  insoluble 
  adj  1:  (of  a  substance)  not  easily  dissolved  [ant:  {soluble}] 
  2:  admitting  of  no  solution  or  explanation;  "an  insoluble 
  doubt"  [ant:  {soluble}] 
  3:  without  hope  of  solution;  "an  insoluble  problem" 




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