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solvent

 [sol´vent]
1. capable of dissolving other material.
2. the substance, usually a liquid, in which another substance (the solute) is dissolved to form a solution.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sol·vent

(sol'vĕnt),
A liquid that holds another substance in solution, that is, dissolves it.
[L. solvens, pres. p. of solvo, to dissolve]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sol·vent

(sol'vĕnt)
A liquid that holds another substance in solution, i.e., dissolves it.
[L. solvens, pres. p. of solvo, to dissolve]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

solvent

a liquid in which another substance (a SOLUTE) may be dissolved to form a solution; the solvent is the larger part of the solution.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

sol·vent

(sol'vĕnt)
A liquid that holds another substance in solution, i.e., dissolves it.
[L. solvens, pres. p. of solvo, to dissolve]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Plus grave encore, ce solvant est classe comme cancerigene.
There has been 17.38 percent decrease in production of Solvant Naptha while the lubricating oil produce also witnessed 7.03 percent downfall in production.
Il s'agit ni plus ni moins que de proceder au retrait de ce produit hautement dangereux pour la sante des individus qui sont en contact direct et quotidien avec ce solvant, une procedure qui est tres recommandee, comme il serait souhaitable de proceder au controle du marche marocain en ce qui concerne le perchloroethylene.
The production of jet fuel oil during the month under review decreased by 3.59 percent, kerosene oil 6.48 percent and Solvant Naptha 19.96.
The items showing negative growth included, kerosene oil (18.39 %), high speed diesel (2.12 %), diesel oil (15.54 %), furnace oil (17.22 %), lubricating oil (2.68 %), jute batching oil (16.35 %), Solvant Naptha (13.10 %) and LPG (5.38 %).