Definition of solvent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsɒlvənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɑːlvənt//
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  1. 1[not usually before noun] having enough money to pay your debts; not in debt The company managed to remain solvent during the recession. opposite insolvent
  2. 2(specialist) able to dissolve another substance, or be dissolved in another substance Lead is more solvent in acidic water.
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin solvent- ‘loosening, unfastening, paying’, from the verb solvere.
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