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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.

sol·vent

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

solvent

/sol·vent/ (sol´vent)
1. dissolving; effecting a solution.
2. a substance, usually a liquid, that dissolves or is capable of dissolving; the component of a solution present in greater amount.

solvent

[sol′vənt]
Etymology: L, solvere, to dissolve
1 any liquid in which another substance can be dissolved.
2
Usage notes: (informal)
an organic liquid, such as benzene, carbon tetrachloride, and other volatile petroleum distillates, that when inhaled can cause intoxication as well as damage to mucous membranes of the nose and throat and the tissues of the kidney, liver, and brain. Repeated, prolonged exposure can result in addiction, brain damage, blindness, and other serious consequences, some of them fatal. See also benzene poisoning, carbon tetrachloride poisoning, glue sniffing, petroleum distillate poisoning.

sol·vent

(sol'vĕnt)
A liquid that holds another substance in solution, i.e., dissolves it.
[L. solvens, pres. p. of solvo, to dissolve]

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.

solvent,

n a dissolving agent of a solution.

sol·vent

(sol'vĕnt)
A liquid that holds another substance in solution, i.e., dissolves it.
[L. solvens, pres. p. of solvo, to dissolve]

solvent

1. capable of dissolving other material.
2. the liquid in which another substance (the solute) is dissolved to form a solution.

solvent drag
transfer of solutes across the intestinal wall by being carried along with the water flow driven by osmotic gradients across cell membranes.
solvent extraction of oil seeds
the oil is extracted by organic solvents, a modern process largely displacing extraction by pressure. The resulting cake or meal may be toxic, e.g. trichloroethylene extracted soybean meal.
solvent poisoning
cases of poisoning may be due to the solvent used in a medication, especially when these are petroleum products, as they are in many insecticide preparations.
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The concept of equivalence within Solvency II is judged on the ability of a third country (that is, a country outside the EU) to offer a similar level of policyholder protection as Solvency II, said Ed Barron, a director for PwC in London.
1) An insurer registered under this Ordinance to carry on non-life insurance business shall at all times have admissible assets in Pakistan in excess of its liabilities in Pakistan of an amount >or equal to the minimum solvency requirement.
An understanding of Solvency II's impact on insurers' business models, including product lines, pricing, investments and strategy.
Three CO-OPs have used up all available solvency funding.
These publications will allow firms to finalise their preparations for Solvency II in order to be ready for the start of the regime on 1 January 2016.
Initially, Commissioner Michel Barnier wanted to include such a solvency framework in the review of the IORP directive, but he dropped the idea last May.
This study presents a model and strategy for determining the solvency or financial condition of local governments in the US and distinguishing between solvent and insolvent governments.
While Moody's acknowledges that the move to Solvency II will not change insurers' economic reality, the introduction of new solvency ratios may influence the behaviour of investors, insurers and regulators.
An integrated finance and risk software solution, the application aims to help insurance companies address the upcoming new accounting standards for insurance contracts (IFRS4) and the Solvency II standard model.
Nicolae Cinteza, director of supervision department at NBR, said one bank in Romania is blocked from granting loans due to a low solvency rate.
It is hard to escape hearing about Solvency II, the EU plan to strengthen the financial requirements for insurers, and the US efforts to address the consequences of these new standards on domestic companies.