Meaning of SOLVENT in English

■ adjective

1》 having assets in excess of liabilities.

2》 able to dissolve other substances.

■ noun

1》 the liquid in which a solute is dissolved to form a solution.

↘a liquid used for dissolving other substances.

2》 something that weakens or dispels a particular attitude or situation.


solvency noun


C17: from L. ~- , solvere 'loose, unfasten'.

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