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solute

1. the component of a solution that changes its state in forming the solution or the component that is not present in excess; the substance that is dissolved in another substance
2. Botany, now rare loose or unattached; free
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solute

[′säl·yüt]
(chemistry)
The substance dissolved in a solvent.
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solute, dissolved solids

Solid particles of material (i.e., dissolved salts and dissolved organic materials) having a mean diameter of less than 0.000001 mm that are dissolved in water.
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