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What does "Solvent" mean?

Definition

(a.) Able or sufficient to pay all just debts; as, a solvent merchant; the estate is solvent (a.) Having the power of dissolving; dissolving; as, a solvent fluid (n.) 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 (n.) That which resolves; as, a solvent of mystery


Synonyms thinner, dissolving agent, dilutant, dissolver, resolvent, dissolvent


Example: "The solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"


Word Family solvents