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dis·sol·vent

 (dĭ-zŏl′vənt)
adj.
Capable of dissolving a substance; solvent.
n.
A solvent.

dissolvent

(dɪˈzɒlvənt)
n
(Chemistry) a rare word for solvent3
adj
(Chemistry) able to dissolve

dis•sol•vent

(dɪˈzɒl vənt)

adj.
1. capable of dissolving another substance.
n.
[1640–50; < Latin]
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Noun1.dissolvent - a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substancesdissolvent - a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances; "the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"
acetone, dimethyl ketone, propanone - the simplest ketone; a highly inflammable liquid widely used as an organic solvent and as material for making plastics
chlorobenzene - a colorless volatile flammable liquid with an almond odor that is made from chlorine and benzene; used as a solvent and in the production of phenol and DDT and other organic compounds
carbolic acid, hydroxybenzene, oxybenzene, phenylic acid, phenol - a toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene; used in manufacturing and as a disinfectant and antiseptic; poisonous if taken internally
carbon tet, carbon tetrachloride, perchloromethane, tetrachloromethane - a colorless nonflammable liquid used as a solvent for fats and oils; because of its toxicity its use as a cleaning fluid or fire extinguisher has declined
medium - an intervening substance through which something is achieved; "the dissolving medium is called a solvent"
hexane - a colorless flammable liquid alkane derived from petroleum and used as a solvent
menstruum - (archaic) a solvent
naphtha - any of various volatile flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixtures; used chiefly as solvents
remover - a solvent that removes a substance (usually from a surface); "paint remover"; "rust remover"; "hair remover"
alcahest, alkahest, universal solvent - hypothetical universal solvent once sought by alchemists
methylbenzene, toluene - a colorless flammable liquid obtained from petroleum or coal tar; used as a solvent for gums and lacquers and in high-octane fuels
xylene, xylol - a colorless flammable volatile liquid hydrocarbon used as a solvent
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dissolvent

a. disolvente, capaz de disolver.
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Dissolvents that are used to fabricate lasures are aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons.
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By selectively examining and analyzing crossroads in the history of relations between American and Israeli Jewry since 1948, Auerbach tries to show how, by a terrible irony, the acrid dissolvents of European Jewish life that led to Zionism in the first place are now at work in Zion itself.