Solvent Definition

sŏlvənt, sôl-
solvents
adjective
Able to pay all one's debts or meet all financial responsibilities.
Webster's New World
Capable of dissolving another substance.
American Heritage
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.
YourDictionary
That dissolves or can dissolve another substance.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
noun
solvents
A substance in which another substance is dissolved, forming a solution.
American Heritage
A substance, usually liquid, that dissolves or can dissolve another substance.
Webster's New World
Something that solves or explains; solution.
Webster's New World

That which resolves.

A solvent of mystery.
Wiktionary
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Solvent

Noun

Singular:
solvent
Plural:
solvents

Origin of Solvent

  • From French solvent, from Latin solventem, accusative singular of solvens, present participle of solvō.

    From Wiktionary

  • French from Latin solvēns solvent- present participle of solvere to loosen solve

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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