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
Observing him in these moods, I often dwelt meditatively upon the old philosophy of the Bi-Part Soul, and amused myself with the fancy of a double Dupin — the creative and the resolvent.
C1 and C2; (b) a binary resolvent of C1 and a factor of
(Loveland 1970, Luckham 1970) always resolves a clause against the most recently derived resolvent.
C1 and C2; or, (d) a binary resolvent of a factor of C1 and a factor of
Then, a resolvent obtained by resolution from C1 and
The leaves when applied externally are highly resolvent for tumours, bruises, and gouty swellings.
He found the soapy mucus within the vesicles of the Bladderwrack an excellent resolvent, and most useful in dispersing scrofulous swellings.
On expression they yield a fine purple juice, which proves a useful laxative, and a resolvent in recent colds.
The absorption of morbid deposits (plastic exudations, etc.) can be materially furthered by adding to a galvanic bath some resolvent — above all, iodine.
It is useful also locally in rheumatic affections as a resolvent and anodyne, in acne, and as a parasiticide.