Meaning of SOLVENT in English

I. adjective Etymology: Latin ~-, solvens, present participle of solvere to dissolve, pay Date: 1630 able to pay all legal debts , that dissolves or can dissolve , ~ly adverb II. noun Date: 1671 a usually liquid substance capable of dissolving or dispersing one or more other substances, something that provides a solution, something that eliminates or attenuates something especially unwanted, ~less adjective

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