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Solvent vs. Diluent

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Solventnoun

A liquid that dissolves a solid, liquid, or gaseous solute, resulting in a solution.

Diluentnoun

That which dilutes.

Solventnoun

That which resolves.

‘a solvent of mystery’;

Diluentnoun

(analytical chemistry) A solvent or other liquid preparation used to dilute a sample prior to testing.

Solventadjective

Able to pay all debts as they become due, and having no more liabilities than assets.

Diluentnoun

(medicine) An agent used for effecting dilution of the blood; a weak drink.

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Solventadjective

Having the power of dissolving; causing solution.

Diluentadjective

Diluting; making thinner or weaker by admixture, especially of water.

Solventadjective

Having the power of dissolving; dissolving; as, a solvent fluid.

Diluentadjective

Diluting; making thinner or weaker by admixture, esp. of water.

Solventadjective

Able or sufficient to pay all just debts; as, a solvent merchant; the estate is solvent.

Diluentnoun

That which dilutes.

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Solventnoun

A substance (usually liquid) suitable for, or employed in, solution, or in dissolving something; as, water is the appropriate solvent of most salts, alcohol of resins, ether of fats, and mercury or acids of metals, etc.

Diluentnoun

An agent used for effecting dilution of the blood; a weak drink.

‘There is no real diluent but water.’;

Solventnoun

That which resolves; as, a solvent of mystery.

Diluentnoun

a diluting agent

Solventnoun

a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances;

‘the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution’;

Diluent

A diluent (also referred to as a filler, dilutant or thinner) is a diluting agent. Certain fluids are too viscous to be pumped easily or too dense to flow from one particular point to the other.

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Solventnoun

a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem;

‘they were trying to find a peaceful solution’; ‘the answers were in the back of the book’; ‘he computed the result to four decimal places’;

Solventadjective

capable of meeting financial obligations

Solvent

A solvent (from the Latin solvō, ) is a substance that dissolves a solute, resulting in a solution. A solvent is usually a liquid but can also be a solid, a gas, or a supercritical fluid.

‘loosen, untie, solve’;

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