Solvent



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 dissolving another substance
noun
3.
a liquid capable of dissolving another substance: water is a solvent for salt
4.
the component of a solution that does not change its state in forming the solution or the component that is present in excess Compare solute
5.
something that solves

solvent sol·vent (sŏl’vənt)
adj.
Capable of dissolving another substance. n.

A substance in which another substance is dissolved, forming a solution.

A substance capable of dissolving another substance.

solvent
(sŏl’vənt)
A substance that can dissolve another substance, or in which another substance is dissolved, forming a solution. Water is the most common solvent.

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