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solvent

adjective uk   /ˈsɒl.vənt/ us    /ˈsɑːl-/
(especially of companies) having enough money to pay all the money that is owed to other people: Many insurance companies are under pressure to increase premiums to stay solvent.
Opposite
solvency
noun [U] uk   /-vən.si/ us  

solvent

noun [C] uk   /ˈsɒl.vənt/ us    /ˈsɑːl-/
a liquid in which solids will dissolve
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(Definition of solvent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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