sol·vent /ˈsɑlvənt, ˈsɔl-/ 形容詞
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.
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.
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
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]