able to pay all just debts.
having the power of dissolving; causing solution.
a substance that dissolves another to form a solution: Water is a solvent for sugar. something that solves or explains.
Origin of solvent
1620–30;Related formssol·vent·less, adjectivesol·vent·ly, adverb
< Latin solvent-
(stem of solvēns
), present participle of solvere
to loosen. See solve
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British Dictionary definitions for solvently
capable of meeting financial obligations
(of a substance, esp a liquid) capable of dissolving another substance
Derived Formssolvently, adverb
a liquid capable of dissolving another substancewater is a solvent for salt
the component of a solution that does not change its state in forming the solution or the component that is present in excessCompare solute
something that solves
Word Origin for solvent
C17: from Latin solvēns releasing, from solvere to free, solve
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Word Origin and History for solvently
1650s, "able to pay all one owes," from French solvent, from Latin solventem (nominative solvens), present participle of solvere "loosen, dissolve" (see solve).
"substance able to dissolve other substances," 1670s, from Latin solventem (see solvent (n.)).
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Capable of dissolving another substance.
A substance in which another substance is dissolved, forming a solution.
A substance capable of dissolving another substance.
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A substance that can dissolve another substance, or in which another substance is dissolved, forming a solution. Water is the most common solvent.
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