dissolvent

Definition of dissolvent

dis`solv´ent
a.1.Having power to dissolve power to dissolve a solid body; as, the dissolvent juices of the stomach.
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.

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