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Definition of Solvent

Solvent

  1. Having the power of dissolving; dissolving; as, a solvent fluid.
  2. Able or sufficient to pay all just debts; as, a solvent merchant; the estate is solvent.
  3. 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.
  4. That which resolves; as, a solvent of mystery.

Solvent Quotations

I do not believe in excuses. I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life's problems.
James Cash Penney

The Republican promise is for policies that create economic growth. Republicans believe lower taxes, less regulation, balanced budgets, a solvent Social Security and Medicare will stimulate economic growth.
Rand Paul

When I was in the middle of the 'Scott Pilgrim' series, and it was slowly becoming more popular, though still not financially solvent, I had this real bratty instinct to turn around and do something super arty and dark. I felt dismissed by comics culture, stuck in between the artcomix world and the nerdcomix world, and I was cranky about it.
Bryan Lee O'Malley

The spectacle of a great, solvent government paying a fictitious price for gold it did not want and did not need and doing it on purpose to debase the value of its own paper currency was one to astonish the world.
Garet Garrett

Water is commonly regarded as the 'solvent of life,' since our bodies are 70% water. All other vertebrates, invertebrates, microbes, and plants are also primarily water. The organization of water within biological compartments is fundamental to life, and the aquaporins serve as the plumbing systems for cells.
Peter Agre
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Solvent Translations

solvent in French is solvable, solvant
solvent in Italian is solvente
solvent in Spanish is solvente
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