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Meaning of RESOLVENT

Pronunciation:  ree'zâlvunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances; "the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"
 

RESOLVENT is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, solvent
 
 See Also: acetone, alcahest, alkahest, carbolic acid, carbon tet, carbon tetrachloride, dimethyl ketone, hexane, hydroxybenzene, medium, methylbenzene, naphtha, oxybenzene, perchloromethane, phenol, phenylic acid, propanone, remover, tetrachloromethane, toluene, universal solvent, xylene, xylol

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Re*solv"ent\ (-ent), a.
    Having power to resolve; causing solution; solvent.
    
    
  2. \Re*solv"ent\, n. [L. resolvens, p. pr. of resolvere:
    cf. F. r['e]solvant. See {Resolve}.]
    1. That which has the power of resolving, or causing
       solution; a solvent.
    
    2. (Med.) That which has power to disperse inflammatory or
       other tumors; a discutient; anything which aids the
       absorption of effused products. --Coxe.
    
    3. (Math.) An equation upon whose solution the solution of a
       given pproblem depends.
    
    
 

 

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