Definition of "resolvent" [re•solv•ent]

  • Causing or able to cause separation into constituents; solvent. (adjective)
  • A resolvent substance, especially a medicine that reduces inflammation or swelling. (noun)

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Use "resolvent" in a sentence
  • "Observing him in these moods, I often dwelt meditatively upon the old philosophy of the Bi-Part Soul, and amused myself with the fancy of a double Dupin — the creative and the resolvent."
  • "C1 and C2; (b) a binary resolvent of C1 and a factor of"
  • "(Loveland 1970, Luckham 1970) always resolves a clause against the most recently derived resolvent."