solvent

Part of speech: adjective

Having means to pay all debts.

Part of speech: adjective

Having the power of dissolving.

Part of speech: noun

A fluid capable of dissolving substances.

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Usage examples "solvent":

  1. By a powerful solvent the noble principle in the National Church became nearly all invisible, though some of it could not be dissolved. - "The Ordinance of Covenanting", John Cunningham.
  2. The use of the chlorate is simply as a solvent of iodine. - "American Handbook of the Daguerrotype", Samuel D. Humphrey.
  3. Those of an intense black may be likened to dyers' products: they are completely impregnated with the colouring matter, which is part and parcel of the molecular constitution and cannot be isolated by the nitric solvent. - "The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles", Jean Henri Fabre.