What does "Solvent" mean?


(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