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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissolvent  \Dis*solv"ent\,  a.  [L.  dissolvens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of 
  dissolvere.] 
  Having  power  to  dissolve  power  to  dissolve  a  solid  body;  as 
  the  dissolvent  juices  of  the  stomach.  --Ray. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissolvent  \Dis*solv"ent\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  has  the  power  of  dissolving  or  melting  other 
  substances,  esp.  by  mixture  with  them  a  menstruum;  a 
  solvent. 
 
  Melted  in  the  crucible  dissolvents.  --A.  Smith. 
 
  The  secret  treaty  of  December  acted  as  an  immediate 
  dissolvent  to  the  truce.  --Mothley. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  A  remedy  supposed  capable  of  dissolving  concretions 
  in  the  body,  such  as  calculi,  tubercles,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dissolvent 
  n  :  a  liquid  substance  capable  of  dissolving  other  substances 
  [syn:  {solvent},  {dissolver},  {dissolving  agent},  {resolvent}, 
  {thinner},  {dilutant}] 




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