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Definition for: DISSOLVENT
- (a.) Having power to dissolve power to dissolve a solid body; as, the dissolvent juices of the stomach.
- (n.) That which has the power of dissolving or melting other substances, esp. by mixture with them; a menstruum; a solvent.
- (n.) A remedy supposed capable of dissolving concretions in the body, such as calculi, tubercles, etc.