solv-, -solu-, solut-, -sol, -soluble, -solubility, -solvent
(Latin: loosen, to loose; to dissolve; to untie, to set free)
2. Referring to a lack of a resolution; indecisive: When Tim was talking to his mother about going to a movie, he was irresolute and hesitant to tell her which one he was planning to see.
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2. Being uncertain about how to act or to proceed with something.
2. A lack of resolution; that is, lacking the determination or purpose to achieve an objective; vacillation.
3. Showing or feeling hesitancy; being uncertain.
2. An intense or strong effulgence of nature; such as, from the sun: Some sea animals follow isolumes up and down water columns.
As sunlight decreases in the late afternoon, an isolume moves toward the sea surface, and the migrating community follows such radiance with a precision seldom seen in other natural populations.
Daily or seasonal changes in an isolume, or lucid intensity, seems to be the most likely stimulus for vertical migrations of some sea creatures.
In the public supply of water this is an undesirable component because in older structures, plumbosolvent water can dissolve lead pipes with the result that there is increased levels of lead from the tap which is then consumed when people drink it.
Research has shown that lead affects multiple systems in the human body; including, the central and peripheral nervous stems.2. A process in which some lead will be dissolved in the water that is conveyed through lead pipes.