resolvent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin resolvens, present participle of resolvere: compare French résolvant. See resolve.

Adjective[edit]

resolvent (comparative more resolvent, superlative most resolvent)

  1. Able to resolve (separate) the constituents of a mixture

Noun[edit]

resolvent (plural resolvents)

  1. Any substance or material able to resolve the constituents of a mixture; a solvent.
  2. (medicine) That which has power to disperse inflammatory or other tumours; a discutient; anything which aids the absorption of effused products.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Coxe to this entry?)
  3. (mathematics) An equation upon whose solution the solution of a given problem depends.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

resolvent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of resolvō