re·​sol·​vent ri-ˈzäl-vənt How to pronounce resolvent (audio)
: a means of solving something (such as an equation)
resolvent adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of resolvent was in 1845

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Cite this Entry

“Resolvent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


1 of 2 adjective
re·​sol·​vent ri-ˈzäl-vənt, -ˈzȯl- How to pronounce resolvent (audio)
: having power to resolve
a resolvent drug


2 of 2 noun
: an agent capable of dispersing or absorbing inflammatory products
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