Dis*solv"ent, n. 1. That which has the power of dissolving or melting other substances, esp. by mixture with them; a menstruum; a solvent.
Melted in the crucible dissolvents.A. Smith.
The secret treaty of December acted as an immediate dissolvent to the truce.Mothley.
(Med.) A remedy supposed capable of dissolving concretions in the body, such as calculi, tubercles, etc.
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