Resolvent Re*solv"ent, n. [L. resolvens, p. pr. of resolvere: cf. F. r['e]solvant. See {Resolve}.] 1. That which has the power of resolving, or causing solution; a solvent. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) That which has power to disperse inflammatory or other tumors; a discutient; anything which aids the absorption of effused products. --Coxe. [1913 Webster]

3. (Math.) An equation upon whose solution the solution of a given pproblem depends. [1913 Webster]

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  • Resolvent — Re*solv ent ( ent), a. Having power to resolve; causing solution; solvent. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • resolvent — [ri zäl′vənt, rizôl′vənt] adj. that resolves; causing solution or resolution n. 1. something that resolves; specif., a medicine that reduces swelling 2. something that resolves problems, etc …   English World dictionary

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  • resolvent — /ri zol veuhnt/, adj. 1. resolving; causing solution; solvent. n. 2. something resolvent. 3. Med. a remedy that causes resolution of a swelling or inflammation. [1670 80; < L resolvent (s. of resolvens), prp. of resolvere to RESOLVE; see ENT] * * …   Universalium

  • resolvent — 1. Causing resolution. 2. An agent that arrests an inflammatory process or causes the absorption of a neoplasm. * * * re·sol·vent ri zäl vənt, zȯl adj having power to resolve <a resolvent drug> resolvent n an agent capable of disp …   Medical dictionary

  • resolvent — noun Date: 1845 a means of solving something (as an equation) • resolvent adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • resolvent — /rəˈzɒlvənt/ (say ruh zolvuhnt) adjective 1. resolving; causing solution; solvent. –noun 2. something resolvent. 3. Medicine a remedy that causes resolution, as of swellings, etc. {Latin resolvens, present participle, resolving} …   Australian English dictionary

  • resolvent — 1. adjective Able to resolve (separate) the constituents of a mixture 2. noun Any substance or material able to resolve the constituents of a mixture …   Wiktionary

  • resolvent — Synonyms and related words: ablative, anticoagulant, biodegradable, corrosive, cutting, decomposable, decomposing, degradable, dilapidated, diluent, dilutant, disintegrable, disintegrated, disintegrating, disintegrative, disjunctive, disruptive,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • resolvent — re|sol|vent Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable …   Diccionari Català-Català

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