Resolvent

Re*solv"ent

, n. [L. resolvens, p. pr. of resolvere: cf. F. rsolvant. See Resolve.] 1. That which has the power of resolving, or causing solution; a solvent.
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2. (Med.) That which has power to disperse inflammatory or other tumors; a discutient; anything which aids the absorption of effused products. Coxe.
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3. (Math.) An equation upon whose solution the solution of a given pproblem depends.
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