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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sol·vent /-vənt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 sol·vent /ˈsɑlvənt, ˈsɔl-/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sol·vent a.
 1. Having the power of dissolving; dissolving; as, a solvent fluid. “The solvent body.”
 2. Able or sufficient to pay all just debts; as, a solvent merchant; the estate is solvent.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sol·vent, n. Chem. A substance (usually liquid) suitable for, or employed in, solution, or in dissolving something; as, water is the appropriate solvent of most salts, alcohol of resins, ether of fats, and mercury or acids of metals, etc.
 2. That which resolves; as, a solvent of mystery.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : capable of meeting financial obligations [ant: insolvent]
      n 1: a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances;
           "the solvent does not change its state in forming a
           solution" [syn: dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving
           agent, resolvent]
      2: a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve
         the problem; "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" [syn: solution,
          answer, result, resolution]