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