dissolvent

[ dih-zol-vuh nt ]
/ dɪˈzɒl vənt /

adjective

capable of dissolving another substance.

noun

a solvent.

Origin of dissolvent

First recorded in 1640–50, dissolvent is from the Latin word dissolvent- (stem of dissolvēns, present participle of dissolvere). See dis-1, solvent
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British Dictionary definitions for dissolvent

dissolvent

/ (dɪˈzɒlvənt) /

noun

a rare word for solvent (def. 3)

adjective

able to dissolve
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