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Solvent Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem; "they were trying to find a peaceful solution"; "the answers were in the back of the book"; "he computed the result to four decimal places"
  • a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances; "the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"
  • capable of meeting financial obligations

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  • a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances; "the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution" ,
  • a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem; "they were trying to find a peaceful solution"; "the answers were in the back of the book"; "he computed the result to four decimal places"

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Solvent Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A solvent is a liquid that becomes a solution by dissolving a solid, liquid, or gaseous solute. The most common solvent in everyday life is water.

Most other commonly-used solvents are organic (carbon-containing) chemicals. These are called organic solvents. Solvents usually have a low boiling point and evaporate easily or can be removed by distillation, thereby leaving the dissolved substance behind. Solvents should therefore not react chemically with the dissolved compounds - they have to be inert. Solvents can also be used to extract soluble compounds from a mixture, the most common example is the brewing of coffee or tea with hot water. Solvents are usually clear and colorless liquids and many have a characteristic smell. The concentration of a solution is the amount of compound that is dissolved in a certain volume of solvent. The solubility is the maximal amount of compound that is soluble in a certain volume of solvent at a specified temperature.



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  • ECB supervisor says Greek banks solvent: FT
    Greek banks are solvent and better able to cope with the difficult period they are facing following earlier efforts to make themselves safer, the head of the European Central Bank's supervisory arm told the Financial Times. "The Greek banks are solvent," Daniele Nouy said in a television interview posted on the Financial Times website. Read more on this news related to 'Solvent'
  • Fume-Proof Container transports solvent-contaminated wipes.
    With EPA-certified ComplianceCaddy™, solvent-contaminated, reusable, and disposable wipes are accumulated, stored, and transported in closed, non-leaking container that seals and alerts personnel to presence of Excluded Solvent-Contaminated Wipes. Polyethylene container, offered in 50- and 90-gallon capacities, accumulates wipes on screen inside and automatical Read more on this news related to 'Solvent'
  • Greek banks on emergency funding must remain solvent - ECB's Praet
    It is essential that Greek banks on emergency liquidity assistance (ELA) from their national central bank remain solvent, European Central Bank Executive Board member Peter Praet said on Thursday. The European Central Bank has authorised Greece's national central bank to provide the country's lenders with some 60 billion euros (44 billion pounds) in ELA, p Read more on this news related to 'Solvent'

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