solvent

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsɒlvənt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsɑlvənt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(solvənt)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
sol•vent /ˈsɑlvənt/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. Businessable to pay all one's debts:The company is solvent.
  2. having the power of dissolving;
    causing solution.

n. [countable]
  1. Chemistrya substance that dissolves another to form a solution:Water is a solvent for sugar.
sol•ven•cy, n. [uncountable]a question of fiscal solvency.See -solv-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
sol•vent  (solvənt),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Businessable to pay all just debts.
  2. having the power of dissolving;
    causing solution.

n. 
  1. Chemistrya substance that dissolves another to form a solution:Water is a solvent for sugar.
  2. something that solves or explains.
solvent•less, adj. 
solvent•ly, adv. 
  • Latin solvent- (stem of solvēns), present participle of solvere to loosen. See solve, -ent
  • 1620–30

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
solvent /ˈsɒlvənt/ adj
  1. capable of meeting financial obligations
  2. (of a substance, esp a liquid) capable of dissolving another substance
n
  1. a liquid capable of dissolving another substance
  2. something that solves
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin solvēns releasing, from solvere to free, solve
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