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solvent

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adjective sol·vent \ˈsäl-vənt, ˈsȯl-\

Medical Definition of solvent

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




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solvent

noun sol·vent

Medical Definition of solvent

  1. :  a substance capable of or used in dissolving or dispersing one or more other substances; especially :  a liquid component of a solution present in greater amount than the solute





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