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See also: résolvent
resolvent (plural resolvents)
- Any substance or material able to resolve the constituents of a mixture; a solvent.
- (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?)
- (mathematics) An equation upon whose solution the solution of a given problem depends.