Meaning of SOLVENT in English

[sol.vent] adj [L solvent-, solvens, prp. of solvere to dissolve, pay] (1630) 1: able to pay all legal debts

2: that dissolves or can dissolve "~ action of water" -- adv

[2]solvent n (1671) 1: a usu. liquid substance capable of dissolving or dispersing one or more other substances

2: something that provides a solution

3: something that eliminates or attenuates something esp. unwanted -- sol.vent.less adj

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