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solvent

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adjective sol·vent \-vənt\

Simple Definition of solvent

  • : able to pay debts

Full Definition of solvent

  1. 1 :  able to pay all legal debts <a solvent company>

  2. 2 :  that dissolves or can dissolve <solvent action of water>

sol·vent·ly adverb

Examples of solvent

  1. He couldn't stay solvent after losing his business.



Origin of solvent

Latin solvent-, solvens, present participle of solvere to dissolve, pay


First Known Use: 1630

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solvent

noun sol·vent

Simple Definition of solvent

  • : a liquid substance that is used to dissolve another substance

Full Definition of solvent

  1. 1 :  a usually liquid substance capable of dissolving or dispersing one or more other substances

  2. 2 :  something that provides a solution

  3. 3 :  something that eliminates or attenuates something especially unwanted

sol·vent·less play \-ləs\ adjective

1671

First Known Use of solvent

1671

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