dissolving agent

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Noun1.dissolving agent - a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substancesdissolving agent - 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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Dissolving agent 502, industrial butane gas, industrial propane gas, industrial liquefied natural gas (LNG), hexane, light naphtha, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) were on sale available for domestic buyers on the Internal Ring of Energy Stock Market (IRENEX).
Equal to stubborn, aged mix and cement paste build up on mixer trucks, plant equipment and other process area surfaces, the "Inside-Out" 2X Heavy Duty Concrete Dissolving Agent is free of caustince, abrasives, and hydrochloric, muriatic, citric, sulfuric, hydrofluoric or phosphoric acids.
Both books describe part of the larger breakdown of 400 years of modernity, with post-modern relativism as its final dissolving agent. New Theory dangerously narrowed architectural discourse, crippled criticism and ignores much useful emergent thinking so cannot deal with pressing problems such as sustainability (which is not the narrowly technical issue Glendinning assumes).
For every set up there was a tank with just water in it, a tank with the dissolving agent used and in the third and fourth tanks there were concentrations of atrazine.