from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Causing or able to cause separation into constituents; solvent.
- n. A resolvent substance, especially a medicine that reduces inflammation or swelling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Able to resolve (separate) the constituents of a mixture
- n. Any substance or material able to resolve the constituents of a mixture; a solvent.
- n. That which has power to disperse inflammatory or other tumours; a discutient; anything which aids the absorption of effused products.
- n. An equation upon whose solution the solution of a given problem depends.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having power to resolve; causing solution; solvent.
- n. That which has the power of resolving, or causing solution; a solvent.
- n. That which has power to disperse inflammatory or other tumors; a discutient; anything which aids the absorption of effused products.
- n. An equation upon whose solution the solution of a given pproblem depends.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the power to resolve or dissolve; causing solution; solvent.
- n. That which has the power of causing solution.
- n. In medicine, a remedy which causes the resolution of a swelling; a discutient.
- n. In algebra, an equation formed to aid the resolution of a given equation having for its roots known functions of the roots of the given equation. Thus, if x, x′ , x″, x‴ are the roots of a biquadratic, one method of solution begins by solving the cubic whose roots are of the form xx′ + x″ x‴.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances
Latin resolvens, present participle of resolvere: compare French résolvant. See resolve. (Wiktionary)