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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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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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