Dissolvent : Definition

Dissolvent

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Definitions of Dissolvent

Pronunciation : Dis*solv"ent
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. dissolvens, -entis, p. pr. of dissolvere.]
Definition : Defn: Having power to dissolve power to dissolve a solid body; as, the dissolvent juices of the stomach. Ray.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Dis*solv"ent
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. That which has the power of dissolving or melting other substances, esp. by mixture with them; a menstruum; a solvent. Melted in the crucible dissolvents. A. Smith. The secret treaty of December acted as an immediate dissolvent to the truce. Mothley.

2. (Med.)

Defn: A remedy supposed capable of dissolving concretions in the body, such as calculi, tubercles, etc.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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