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solvent

sol·vent

solvent

 
pronunciation:
sal vnt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having enough funds to meet obligations.
The store had not taken in enough money to remain solvent and finally had to close its doors.
antonyms:
bankrupt
similar words:
responsible
definition 2: able to dissolve another substance.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a substance that is able to dissolve certain other substances.
Turpentine can be used as a solvent to remove oil paint.
derivation: solvently (adv.)
Word Parts
The word solvent contains the following part:
solv, solu Latin root that means loosen