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solvent

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adjective sol·vent \-vənt\

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>

solvently

adverb

Examples of solvent in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of solvent

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


First Known Use: 1630

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solvent

noun sol·vent

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

solventless

play \-ləs\ adjective

1671

First Known Use of solvent

1671

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SOLVENT Defined for English Language Learners

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solvent

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adjective sol·vent \-vənt\

Definition of solvent for English Language Learners

  • : able to pay debts


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solvent

noun sol·vent

Definition of solvent for English Language Learners

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


SOLVENT Defined for Kids

solvent

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noun sol·vent \ˈsäl-vənt, ˈsȯl-\

Definition of solvent for Students

  1. :  a usually liquid substance in which other substances can be dissolved or dispersed <Turpentine is a solvent for paint.>


Medical Dictionary

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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


Law Dictionary

solvent

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adjective sol·vent \ˈsäl-vənt\

Legal Definition of solvent

  1. :  able to pay all legal debts as they become due



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