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Meaning of DISSOLVENT

Pronunciation:  di'zâlvunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances; "the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"
 

DISSOLVENT is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: dissolver, dissolving agent, resolvent, solvent
 
 See Also: acetone, alcahest, alkahest, carbolic acid, carbon tet, carbon tetrachloride, dimethyl ketone, hexane, hydroxybenzene, medium, methylbenzene, naphtha, oxybenzene, perchloromethane, phenol, phenylic acid, propanone, remover, tetrachloromethane, toluene, universal solvent, xylene, xylol

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dis*solv"ent\, a. [L. dissolvens, -entis, p. pr. of
    dissolvere.]
    Having power to dissolve power to dissolve a solid body; as,
    the dissolvent juices of the stomach. --Ray.
    
    
  2. \Dis*solv"ent\, n.
    1. That which has the power of dissolving or melting other
       substances, esp. by mixture with them; a menstruum; a
       solvent.
    
             Melted in the crucible dissolvents.   --A. Smith.
    
             The secret treaty of December acted as an immediate
             dissolvent to the truce.              --Mothley.
    
    2. (Med.) A remedy supposed capable of dissolving concretions
       in the body, such as calculi, tubercles, etc.
    
    
 

 

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