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Definition 1: a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where solvent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for solvent in the sense of this definition

(solvent is a kind of ...) a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

"according to his statement he was in London on that day"

(... is a kind of solvent ) the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work

Definition 2: a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where solvent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution

Synonyms for solvent in the sense of this definition

(solvent is a kind of ...) an intervening substance through which something is achieved

"the dissolving medium is called a solvent"

(... is a kind of solvent ) the simplest ketone; a highly flammable liquid widely used as an organic solvent and as material for making plastics

(... is a kind of solvent ) a colorless flammable liquid obtained from petroleum or coal tar; used as a solvent for gums and lacquers and in high-octane fuels

(... is a kind of solvent ) hypothetical universal solvent once sought by alchemists

(... is a kind of solvent ) a solvent that removes a substance (usually from a surface)

"paint remover" "rust remover" "hair remover"

(... is a kind of solvent ) any of various volatile flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixtures; used chiefly as solvents

(... is a kind of solvent ) (archaic) a solvent

(... is a kind of solvent ) a colorless flammable liquid alkane derived from petroleum and used as a solvent

(... is a kind of solvent ) a colorless nonflammable liquid used as a solvent for fats and oils; because of its toxicity its use as a cleaning fluid or fire extinguisher has declined

(... is a kind of solvent ) a toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene; used in manufacturing and as a disinfectant and antiseptic; poisonous if taken internally

(... is a kind of solvent ) a colorless volatile flammable liquid with an almond odor that is made from chlorine and benzene; used as a solvent and in the production of phenol and DDT and other organic compounds

(... is a kind of solvent ) a colorless flammable volatile liquid hydrocarbon used as a solvent

Definition 3: capable of meeting financial obligations - [adjective denoting all]

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