[ sol-vuh nt ]
/ ˈsɒl vənt /
able to pay all just debts.
having the power of dissolving; causing solution.
Words nearby solvent
Origin of solvent
OTHER WORDS FROM solventsol·vent·less, adjectivesol·vent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for solvently
/ (ˈsɒlvənt) /
capable of meeting financial obligations
(of a substance, esp a liquid) capable of dissolving another substance
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
Derived forms of solventsolvently, adverb
Word Origin for solvent
C17: from Latin solvēns releasing, from solvere to free, solve
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Medicine definitions for solvently
[ sŏl′vənt ]
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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Science definitions for solvently
[ sŏl′vənt ]
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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