plural -s
: an agent (such as an organic salt or an organic solvent) for promoting solubility
especially : such an agent (such as potassium isobutyrate) for use with a caustic solution in removing mercaptans from gasoline

Word History


solutize to treat with organic salts or solvents to impart certain solvent properties (from solute + -ize) + -er

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“Solutizer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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