Definition of solvent extraction in English:

solvent extraction

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noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
  • The partial removal of a substance from a solution or mixture by dissolving it in another, immiscible solvent in which it is more soluble.
    More example sentences
    • Current methods involve many solvent extraction cycles and vitrification after nitric acid treatment and evaporation.
    • Those substances were prepared by solvent extraction or, more destructively, by distillation.
    • Alkaloids from samples of diet pills obtained at natural health food outlets underwent either pressurized fluid extraction or solvent extraction with sonication.

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