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solvent

adjective sol·vent \ ˈsäl-vənt , ˈsȯl- \

Definition of solvent

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

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Origin and Etymology of solvent

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

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solvent

noun

Definition of solvent

1 :a usually liquid substance capable of dissolving or dispersing one or more other substances
2 :something that provides a solution
3 :something that eliminates or attenuates something especially unwanted

solventless

play \ˈsäl-vənt-ləs, ˈsȯl-\ adjective

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First Known Use of solvent

1671

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SOLVENT Defined for English Language Learners

solvent

adjective

Definition of solvent for English Language Learners

  • : able to pay debts


solvent

noun

Definition of solvent for English Language Learners

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


SOLVENT Defined for Kids

solvent

noun sol·vent \ ˈsäl-vənt , ˈsȯl- \

Definition of solvent for Students

: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

adjective sol·vent \ ˈsäl-vənt, ˈsȯl- \

medical Definition of solvent

:that dissolves or can dissolve
  • solvent fluids
  • solvent action of water

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solvent

noun

medical Definition of solvent

: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

adjective sol·vent \ ˈsäl-vənt \

legal Definition of solvent

:able to pay all legal debts as they become due


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