Solute is just a few letters short of solution, a substance that is dissolved in liquid. In science classes, a solute might be part of your experiment.

Pronounced "SAHL-yoot," the noun solute has close word relatives in dissolve, soluble, and solid — all of which are rooted in the Latin word solvere, meaning "to loosen." A solute changes state when it is dissolved. In sugar water, the solute is the sugar because it changes from solid to liquid. The water is not a solute.

Definitions of solute

n the dissolved matter in a solution; the component of a solution that changes its state

Type of:
that which has mass and occupies space

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