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Webster 1913 Edition


Solvent

Sol′vent

(sŏl′vent)
,
Adj.
[L.
solvens
, p. pr. of
solvere
. See
Solvable
.]
1.
Having the power of dissolving; dissolving;
as, a
solvent
fluid
.
“The solvent body.”
Boyle.
2.
Able or sufficient to pay all just debts;
as, a
solvent
merchant; the estate is
solvent
.

Sol′vent

,
Noun.
(Chem.)
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.
2.
That which resolves;
as, a
solvent
of mystery
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Solvent

SOLV'ENT

, a.
1.
Having the power of dissolving; as a solvent body.
2.
Able to pay all just debts. The merchant is solvent.
3.
Sufficient to pay all just debts. The estate is solvent.

SOLV'ENT

,
Noun.
A fluid that dissolves any substance, is called the solvent.

Definition 2022


solvent

solvent

English

Noun

solvent (plural solvents)

  1. A liquid that dissolves a solid, liquid, or gaseous solute, resulting in a solution.
  2. That which resolves.
    a solvent of mystery

Translations

Adjective

solvent (not comparable)

  1. Able to pay all debts as they become due, and having no more liabilities than assets.
  2. Having the power of dissolving; causing solution.

Antonyms

Translations


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɔlv/

Etymology 1

Verb

solvent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of soudre
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of soudre

Etymology 2

Regular conjugation of solver

Verb

solvent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of solver
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of solver

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [zɔlˈvɛnt]

Adjective

solvent

  1. (finance) solvent

Synonyms

  • zahlungsfähig

Antonyms

Related terms

  • Solvenz

Latin

Verb

solvent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of solvō