Re*solv"ent (-ent), a.

Having power to resolve; causing solution; solvent.

 

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Re*solv"ent, n. [L. resolvens, p. pr. of resolvere: cf. F. r'esolvant. 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.

 

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