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Solvent meaning

solvent - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. Having the power of dissolving; dissolving; as, a solvent fluid.
  2. 2. Able or sufficient to pay all just debts; as, a solvent merchant; the estate is solvent.
  3. 3. 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. 4. That which resolves; as, a solvent of mystery.
  5. 5. A substance that dissolves another.
  6. 6. Able to dissolve; able to pay all debts.
  7. 7. Solvency.

solvent - examples of usage

  1. By Scotch law, whether a man dies solvent or insolvent, his widow may claim out of his estate, sufficient for mourning suitable to her rank, and the same privilege applies to each of her children, who are old enough to be present at their father's funeral.
  2. Thus, the more plastic the dough, the less solvent required, and the less there is to drive off before vulcanising.
  3. In other cases it is better to wipe the sheet of compound with a rubber solvent previous to rolling.
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