Associations to the word «Solvent»


SOLVENT, noun. A liquid that dissolves a solid, liquid, or gaseous solute, resulting in a solution.
SOLVENT, noun. That which resolves.
SOLVENT, adjective. Able to pay all debts as they become due, and having no more liabilities than assets.
SOLVENT, adjective. Having the power of dissolving; causing solution.
SOLVENT ABUSE, noun. The use, often dangerous, of solvent chemicals, such as industrial solvents and household solvents, for their neuropsychological effect, hallucinogenic, stimulant, or stupefying.
SOLVENT EXTRACTION, noun. (chemistry) The separation of the components of a solution by partitioning between immiscible liquids

Dictionary definition

SOLVENT, noun. A liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances; "the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution".
SOLVENT, noun. A statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem; "they were trying to find a peaceful solution"; "the answers were in the back of the book"; "he computed the result to four decimal places".
SOLVENT, adjective. Capable of meeting financial obligations.

Wise words

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