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solvent

adjective  /ˈsɑl·vənt, ˈsɔl-/ us  

solvent adjective (HAVING MONEY)

(esp. of companies) having enough money to pay all your debts
solvency
noun [U]  /ˈsɑl·vən·si, ˈsɔl-/ us  
The government should certify the solvency of the companies it regulates.

solvent

noun [C]  /ˈsɑl·vənt, ˈsɔl-/ us  

solvent noun [C] (LIQUID)

chemistry a liquid in which another substance can be dissolved
Translations of “solvent”
in Spanish solvente…
in French solvable…
in German zahlungsunfähig…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指公司)有償付能力的,付得起的…
in Russian растворитель…
in Turkish çözücü, solvent…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指公司)有偿付能力的,付得起的…
in Polish rozpuszczalnik…
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