[ sol-vuh nt ]
/ ˈsɒl vənt /
able to pay all just debts.
having the power of dissolving; causing solution.
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- solvay process,
- solvay, ernest,
- solvent abuse,
- solvitur ambulando,
Origin of solvent
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/ (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
Word Origin for solvent
C17: from Latin solvēns releasing, from solvere to free, solve
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[ 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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[ 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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