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Definition of 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.
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Solvent Translations

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