HyperDic: dissolvent

English > 1 sense of the word dissolvent:
NOUNsubstancedissolvent, solvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolventa liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances
English > dissolvent: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances.
Synonymssolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolvent
Narroweracetone, propanone, dimethyl ketoneThe simplest ketone
alkahest, alcahest, universal solventhypothetical universal solvent once sought by alchemists
carbolic acid, phenol, hydroxybenzene, oxybenzene, phenylic acidA toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene
carbon tetrachloride, carbon tet, tetrachloromethane, perchloromethaneA colorless nonflammable liquid / liquid used as a solvent for fats and oils
chlorobenzeneA colorless volatile flammable liquid / liquid with an almond odor that is made from chlorine and benzene
hexaneA colorless flammable liquid alkane derived from petroleum and used as a solvent
menstruum(archaic) a solvent
naphthaAny of various volatile flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixtures
removerA solvent that removes a substance (usually from a surface)
toluene, methylbenzeneA colorless flammable liquid / liquid obtained from petroleum or coal tar
xylene, xylolA colorless flammable volatile liquid hydrocarbon used as a solvent
BroadermediumAn intervening substance through which something is achieved
Spanishdiluyente, disolutivo, disolvente, fundente, solvente
Catalandiluent, dissolvent, fundent, resolvent, solvent
Verbsdissolvecause to go into a solution

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