Definition of dissolvent in English:


Line breaks: dis|solv|ent
Pronunciation: /dɪˈzɒlv(ə)nt


A substance that dissolves something else: the experience of death could strengthen family ties, rather than act as a dissolvent
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  • Our business, academic, and media elites, says Kurth, are united in their devotion to global consciousness, transnationalism, multiculturalism, and other dissolvents of American identity.
  • His brother works with some toxic dissolvent as a part of his work. What he does we still don't know.
  • Soluble polymers that become fluid in a special dissolvent can be used in a printing process as electronic ink.


mid 17th century: from Latin dissolvent- 'dissolving', from the verb dissolvere (see dissolve).

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