resolvent Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances
    dissolver; dissolving agent; solvent; dissolvent.
    • the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution


Re*solv"ent adjective
  1. Having power to resolve; causing solution; solvent.
Re*solv"ent noun
L. resolvens, p. pr. of resolvere: cf. F. résolvant. See Resolve.
  1. That which has the power of resolving, or causing solution; a solvent.
  2. (Med.) That which has power to disperse inflammatory or other tumors; a discutient; anything which aids the absorption of effused products. Coxe.
  3. (Math.) An equation upon whose solution the solution of a given pproblem depends.

Webster 1913