The definition of solvent is having more assets than liabilities and something that has the power to dissolve other items.(adjective)
Solvent is defined as a liquid substance used to dissolve other items.(noun)
An example of a solvent is lye.
See solvent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L solvens, prp. of solvere, to loosen: see solve
See solvent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Latin solvēns, solvent-
Origin: , present participle of solvere, to loosen; see solve.
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