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Adjective, Noun


solventa. [L. solvens, p. pr. of solvere. See Solvable.].
  •  Having the power of dissolving; dissolving; as, a solvent fluid.  Boyle.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Able or sufficient to pay all just debts; as, a solvent merchant; the estate is solvent.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which resolves; as, a solvent of mystery.  [1913 Webster]


solvent, adj. & n.
1 able to dissolve or form a solution with something.
2 having enough money to meet one's liabilities.
1 a solvent liquid etc.
2 a dissolving or weakening agent.

solvency n. (in sense 2).



ablative, able to pay, above water, abstergent, acetone, alcohol, all clear, all straight, anticoagulant, aqua regia, benzine, biodegradable, carbolic acid, carbon tet, carbon tetrachloride, cathartic, chloroform, cleaner, cleaning agent, cleaning solvent, cleanser, cleansing cream, clear, cold cream, corrosive, cream, cutting, decomposable, decomposing, degradable, dentifrice, depurant, detergent, dilapidated, diluent, dilutant, disintegrable, disintegrated, disintegrating, disintegrative, disjunctive, disruptive, dissolvent, dissolving agent, diuretic, emetic, enema, erosive, ether, flux, free and clear, gasoline, good, good for, holystone, liquefacient, liquefier, lotion, moldering, mouthwash, nauseant, out of debt, phenol, profitable, pumice stone, purgative, purge, purifier, ravaged, reliable, resolutive, resolvent, rinse, ruinous, separative, shampoo, soap, solid, sound, substantial, synthetic detergent, thinner, thinning, tooth powder, toothpaste, turpentine, unindebted, unowing, wash, water, worn




N decomposition, analysis, dissection, resolution, catalysis, dissolution, corruption, dispersion, disjunction, disintegration, decomposed, catalytic, analytical, resolvent, separative, solvent.


N wealth, riches, fortune, handsome fortune, opulence, affluence, good circumstances, easy circumstances, independence, competence, solvency, provision, livelihood, maintenance, alimony, dowry, means, resources, substance, property, command of money, income, capital, money, round sum, mint of money, mine of wealth, El Dorado, bonanza, Pacatolus, Golconda, Potosi, long purse, full purse, well lined purse, heavy purse, deep pockets, purse of Fortunatus, embarras de richesses, pelf, Mammon, lucre, filthy lucre, loaves and fishes, rich man, moneyed man, warm man, man of substance, capitalist, millionaire, tippybob, Nabob, Croesus, idas, Plutus, Dives, Timon of Athens, Timocracy, Plutocracy, Danae, wealthy, rich, affluent, opulent, moneyed, monied, worth much, well to do, well off, warm, comfortable, well, well provided for, made of money, rich as Croesus, filthy rich, rich as a Jew, rolling in riches, rolling in wealth, flush, flush of cash, flush of money, flush of tin, in funds, in cash, in full feather, solvent, pecunious, out of debt, in the black, all straight, one's ship coming in, amour fait beaucoup mais argent fait tout, love does much but money does everything, aurea rumpunt tecta quietem, magna servitus ist magna fortuna, mammon, the least erected spirit that fell from Heaven, opum furiata cupido, vera prosperita e non aver necessita, wie gewonnen so zerronnen.


N liquefaction, liquescence, liquescency, melting, colliquation, colliquefaction, thaw, liquation, deliquation, deliquescence, lixiviation, dissolution, solution, apozem, lixivium, infusion, flux, solvent, menstruum, alkahest, liquefied, liquescent, liquefiable, deliquescent, soluble, colliquative.

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