solvent


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sol·vent

 (sŏl′vənt, sôl′-)
adj.
1. Capable of meeting financial obligations.
2. Chemistry Capable of dissolving another substance.
n.
1. Chemistry
a. A substance in which another substance is dissolved, forming a solution.
b. A substance, usually a liquid, capable of dissolving another substance.
2. Something that solves or explains.

[French, from Latin solvēns, solvent-, present participle of solvere, to loosen; see solve.]

sol′ven·cy n.

solvent

(ˈsɒlvənt)
adj
1. (Banking & Finance) capable of meeting financial obligations
2. (Chemistry) (of a substance, esp a liquid) capable of dissolving another substance
n
3. (Chemistry) a liquid capable of dissolving another substance: water is a solvent for salt.
4. (Chemistry) the component of a solution that does not change its state in forming the solution or the component that is present in excess. Compare solute
5. something that solves
[C17: from Latin solvēns releasing, from solvere to free, solve]
ˈsolvently adv

sol•vent

(ˈsɒl vənt)

adj.
1. able to pay all just debts.
2. having the power of dissolving; causing solution.
n.
3. a substance that dissolves another to form a solution: Water is a solvent for sugar.
4. something that solves or explains.
[1620–30; < Latin solvent-, s. of solvēns, present participle of solvere to loosen. See solve, -ent]
sol′vent•ly, adv.

sol·vent

(sŏl′vənt)
A substance that can dissolve another substance, or in which another substance is dissolved, forming a solution.

solvent

A substance, usually a liquid, in which a solute dissolves to form a solution.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.solvent - a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substancessolvent - 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
2.solvent - a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problemsolvent - 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"
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
denouement - the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work
Adj.1.solvent - capable of meeting financial obligations
insolvent - unable to meet or discharge financial obligations; "an insolvent person"; "an insolvent estate"

solvent

adjective
1. financially sound, secure, in the black, solid, profit-making, in credit, debt-free, unindebted They're going to have to show that the company is now solvent.
noun
1. resolvent, dissolvent (rare) a small amount of cleaning solvent
Translations
قادِر على تَسْديد الدَّيْنمُذيبمُذِيب
rozpouštědlosolventní
opløsningsmiddelsolvent
liuotin
razrjeđivač
fizetõképesoldószer
greiîslufærleysiefni
溶剤
용제
mokustirpiklis
maksātspējīgsšķīdinātājs
rozpúšťadlosolventný
lösningsmedel
ตัวทำละลาย
çözücüödeyebilirsolvent
dung môi

solvent

[ˈsɒlvənt]
A. ADJ (Chem, Fin) → solvente
B. N (Chem) → disolvente m
C. CPD solvent abuse Nabuso m de los disolventes

solvent

[ˈsɒlvənt]
adj
(financially)solvable
(CHEMISTRY) solvent liquid
n
(CHEMISTRY)solvant msolvent abuse ninhalation f de vapeurs de solvantssolvent liquid nsolvant m

solvent

adj
(Chem) → lösend
n (Chem) → Lösungsmittel nt

solvent

:
solvent abuse
n (Brit form) → Lösungsmittelmissbrauch m
solvent abuser
n (Brit form) → Schnüffler(in) m(f) (inf)

solvent

[ˈsɒlvnt]
1. adj (Fin) → solvibile (Chem) → solvente
2. n (Chem) → solvente m

solvent

(ˈsolvənt) adjective
having enough money to be able to pay all one's debts.
noun
a substance, eg petrol, that dissolves grease etc.

solvent

مُذِيب rozpouštědlo opløsningsmiddel Lösungsmittel διαλύτης disolvente liuotin dissolvant razrjeđivač solvente 溶剤 용제 oplosmiddel løsemiddel rozpuszczalnik dissolvente, solvente растворитель lösningsmedel ตัวทำละลาย çözücü dung môi 溶剂

sol·vent

n. solvente, líquido que disuelve o es capaz de producir una solución.

solvent

n solvente m, disolvente m (Esp)
References in classic literature ?
The Judge's face, indeed, rigid and singularly white, refuses to melt into this universal solvent.
Here I am, with my clothes positively paid for; with a balance at my banker's; with my servant in livery, and my gig at the door; solvent, flourishing, popular -- and all on a Pill.
The opinion of all the commercial men was that, under the reverses which had successively weighed down Morrel, it was impossible for him to remain solvent.
He gave a history of the long dynasty of the alchemists, who spent so many ages in quest of the universal solvent by which the golden principle might be elicited from all things vile and base.
She was a solvent powerful to reconcile all heterogeneous persons into one society: like air or water, an element of such a great range of affinities that it combines readily with a thousand substances.
It was a pursuit like unto that of the Universal Solvent of the mediaeval alchemists.
Turlington stepped out again into the street, and confronted the City of London in the character of the noblest work of mercantile creation--a solvent man.
Silence is a solvent that destroys personality, and gives us leave to be great and universal.
He's under the thumb of a villainous money-lender; we are solvent citizens.
Mr Julius Handford having given his right address, and being reported in solvent circumstances as to his bill, though nothing more was known of him at his hotel except that his way of life was very retired, had no summons to appear, and was merely present in the shades of Mr Inspector's mind.
Ve'll have this here brought afore the Solvent Court, directly, Samivel.
A portion of the stone will I grind to impalpable powder; other parts shall be dissolved in acids, or whatever solvents will act upon so admirable a composition; and the remainder I design to melt in the crucible, or set on fire with the blow-pipe.