What does solvent mean?

Definitions for solvent
ˈsɒl vəntsol·vent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. solvent, dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolvent(noun)

    a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances

    "the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"

  2. solution, answer, result, resolution, solvent(adj)

    a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem

    "they were trying to find a peaceful solution"; "the answers were in the back of the book"; "he computed the result to four decimal places"

  3. solvent(adj)

    capable of meeting financial obligations


  1. solvent(Noun)

    A liquid that dissolves a solid, liquid, or gaseous solute, resulting in a solution.

  2. solvent(Noun)

    That which resolves.

    a solvent of mystery

  3. solvent(Adjective)

    Able to pay all debts as they become due, and having no more liabilities than assets.

  4. solvent(Adjective)

    having the power of dissolving; causing solution.

  5. Origin: From solvent, from solventem (nominative: solvens, present participle of solvere).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Solvent(adj)

    having the power of dissolving; dissolving; as, a solvent fluid

  2. Solvent(adj)

    able or sufficient to pay all just debts; as, a solvent merchant; the estate is solvent

  3. Solvent(noun)

    a substance (usually liquid) suitable for, or employed in, solution, or in dissolving something; as, water is the appropriate solvent of most salts, alcohol of resins, ether of fats, and mercury or acids of metals, etc

  4. Solvent(noun)

    that which resolves; as, a solvent of mystery

  5. Origin: [L. solvens, p. pr. of solvere. See Solvable.]


  1. Solvent

    A solvent is a substance that dissolves a solute, resulting in a solution. A solvent is usually a liquid but can also be a solid or a gas. The maximum quantity of solute that can dissolve in a specific volume of solvent varies with temperature. Common uses for organic solvents are in dry cleaning, as paint thinners, as nail polish removers and glue solvents, in spot removers, in detergents, in perfumes, nail polish and in chemical synthesis. The use of inorganic solvents is typically limited to research chemistry and some technological processes. The global solvent market is expected to earn revenues of about US$33 billion in 2019. The dynamic economic development in emerging markets like China, India, Brazil, or Russia will especially continue to boost demand for solvents. Specialists expect the worldwide solvent consumption to increase at an average annual rate of 2.5% over the next years. Accordingly, the growth rate seen during the past eight years will be surpassed.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of solvent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of solvent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of solvent in a Sentence

  1. Farouk Soussa:

    So long as this is the case, banks will remain solvent.

  2. John Hanou:

    If it weren’t for those deals, these companies would be solvent.

  3. Nojibur Rahman:

    There are eight million solvent economic units owned by entrepreneurs who have taxable income.

  4. Pedro Pereira:

    There are a lot of studies that need to be made on the compatibility of that solvent ... with refineries.

  5. Vivekanand Subbaraman:

    If Vodafone Idea doesn't have enough customers left, it is going to be very difficult for it to remain solvent.

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