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.



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Dis*solv"ent, n.


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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