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Meaning of SOLVENT

Pronunciation:  'sâlvunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem; "they were trying to find a peaceful solution"; "the answers were in the back of the book"; "he computed the result to four decimal places"
  2. [n]  a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances; "the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"
  3. [adj]  capable of meeting financial obligations
 

SOLVENT is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sol"vent\ (s[o^]l"vent), a. [L. solvens, p. pr. of
    solvere. See {Solvable}.]
    1. Having the power of dissolving; dissolving; as, a solvent
       fluid. ``the solvent body.'' --Boyle.
    
    2. Able or sufficient to pay all just debts; as, a solvent
       merchant; the estate is solvent.
    
    
  2. \Sol"vent\, n. (Chem.)
    A substance (usually liquid) suitable for, or employed in,
    solution, or in dissolving something; as, water is the
    appropriate solvent of most salts, alcohol of resins, ether
    of fats, and mercury or acids of metals, etc.
    
    2. That which resolves; as, a solvent of mystery.
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A liquid or gas that will dissolve another substance; the continuous phase of a solution (which is made up of the solvent and the solute together). Water is the most common liquid solvent.
 

 

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