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English adjective: solvent

1. solvent capable of meeting financial obligations


English noun: solvent

1. solvent (substance) a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances

SamplesThe solvent does not change its state in forming a solution.

Synonymsdissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolvent

Broader (hypernym)medium

Narrower (hyponym)acetone, alcahest, alkahest, carbolic acid, carbon tet, carbon tetrachloride, chlorobenzene, dimethyl ketone, hexane, hydroxybenzene, menstruum, methylbenzene, naphtha, oxybenzene, perchloromethane, phenol, phenylic acid, propanone, remover, tetrachloromethane, toluene, universal solvent, xylene, xylol

2. solvent (communication) a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem

SamplesThey were trying to find a peaceful solution.
The answers were in the back of the book.
He computed the result to four decimal places.

Synonymsanswer, resolution, result, solution

Broader (hypernym)statement

Narrower (hyponym)denouement

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