- 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 Webster'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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.