- The definition of solvent is having more assets than liabilities and something that has the power to dissolve other items.
- An example of a company that is solvent is a company that makes a profit and has enough money to pay its debts.
- An example of solvent is a description for a chemical that can dissolve rust.
- Solvent is defined as a liquid substance used to dissolve other items.
An example of a solvent is lye.
- able to pay all one's debts or meet all financial responsibilities
- that dissolves or can dissolve another substance
Origin of solventClassical Latin solvens, present participle of solvere, to loosen: see solve
- a substance, usually liquid, that dissolves or can dissolve another substance
- something that solves or explains; solution
- Capable of meeting financial obligations.
- Chemistry Capable of dissolving another substance.
- Chemistry a. A substance in which another substance is dissolved, forming a solution.b. A substance, usually a liquid, capable of dissolving another substance.
- Something that solves or explains.
Origin of solventFrench, from Latin solvēns, solvent-, present participle of solvere, to loosen; see solve.
- A liquid that dissolves a solid, liquid, or gaseous solute, resulting in a solution.
- That which resolves.
- a solvent of mystery
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Websterâ€™s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.