Origin of solvent
Related Words for solventswhiskey, booze, alcohol, cleaner, solvent, drinkable, liquid, extract, broth, elixir, moonshine, fluid, poison, infusion, intoxicant, potable, sauce, stock, firewater, decoction
Examples from the Web for solvents
Contemporary Examples of solvents
They also make “food grade industrial alcohol” used in everything from solvents and antiseptics to fungicides.Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana
July 28, 2014
Historical Examples of solvents
It was cool in the lab and the air smelled faintly of solvents.The Professional Approach
Charles Leonard Harness
Ideas are solvents of all mysteries, whether in matter or mind.Concord Days
A. Bronson Alcott
Turpentine, petroleum spirit and other solvents are also used to thin the varnishes.Animal Proteins
Hugh Garner Bennett
Of these solvents, only the first three are of economic importance.
As solvents of prejudice, Mill's works have not been surpassed by any.A Short History of English Liberalism
Walter Lyon Blease
Word Origin for solvent
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.)).