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Meaning of RESOLVENT

Pronunciation:  ree'zâlvunt

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

RESOLVENT is a 9 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, 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
  1. \Re*solv"ent\ (-ent), a.
    Having power to resolve; causing solution; solvent.
  2. \Re*solv"ent\, n. [L. resolvens, p. pr. of resolvere:
    cf. F. r['e]solvant. See {Resolve}.]
    1. That which has the power of resolving, or causing
       solution; a solvent.
    2. (Med.) That which has power to disperse inflammatory or
       other tumors; a discutient; anything which aids the
       absorption of effused products. --Coxe.
    3. (Math.) An equation upon whose solution the solution of a
       given pproblem depends.