[ur-nist;; French er-nest] /ˈɜr nɪst;; French ɛrˈnɛst/ (Show IPA), 1838–1922, Belgian chemist.
noun 1. a process for manufacturing sodium carbonate whereby a concentrated solution of sodium chloride is saturated with ammonia, carbon dioxide is passed through it, and the product is calcined. Solvay process /ˈsɒlveɪ/ noun 1. an industrial process for manufacturing sodium carbonate. Carbon dioxide is passed into a solution of sodium chloride saturated with ammonia. […]
verb (used with object), solved, solving. 1. to find the answer or explanation for; clear up; explain: to solve the mystery of the missing books. 2. to work out the answer or solution to (a mathematical problem). verb (transitive) 1. to find the explanation for or solution to (a mystery, problem, etc) 2. (maths) to […]
noun 1. solvent condition; ability to pay all just debts. noun 1. ability to pay all debts
adjective 1. able to pay all just debts. 2. having the power of dissolving; causing solution. noun 3. a substance that dissolves another to form a solution: Water is a solvent for sugar. 4. something that solves or explains. adjective 1. capable of meeting financial obligations 2. (of a substance, esp a liquid) capable of […]