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Definition of "dissolvent" [dis•solv•ent]

  • Capable of dissolving a substance; solvent. (adjective)
  • A solvent. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dissolvent" in a sentence
  • "Conversely, the kind of bipartisan cooperation voters are supposedly clamoring for today seemed to them, again correctly as the evidence shows, a deterrent to voter turnout and a dissolvent of internal party unity."
  • "Pornography has been deliberately used as a social and political dissolvent during periods of revolutionary change."
  • "It would seem to be necessary that the author who is to stand as a distinct and imperative individual among the company of those who express the world's thought should come to a hard crystallization before subjecting himself to the tense strain of cities, the dissolvent acids of critical circles."