- capable of dissolving another substance.
- a solvent.
Origin of dissolvent
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Examples from the Web for dissolvent
Let us trace the disastrous effects of these three dissolvent forces.Guilds in the Middle Ages
There are organizations which it affects like a dissolvent, there are others which it affects like wine.Eden
He intended it for a dissolvent of calx of gold; but the truth is, Sir Kenelm was an arrant mountebank.The Diary of John Evelyn (Vol 1 of 2)
If dissolvent ideas do make their way, it is because the society was already ripe for dissolution.On Compromise
Equality, as a phrase, having done duty as a dissolvent, was pressed into service as a constructor.The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner
Charles Dudley Warner
- a rare word for solvent (def. 3)
- able to dissolve
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