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"solvent" in British English

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solventadjective

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

solventnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsɒl.vənt/  us   /ˈsɑːl-/
(Definition of solvent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"solvent" in American English

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solventadjective

 us   /ˈsɑl·vənt, ˈsɔl-/
  • solvent adjective (HAVING MONEY)

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

solventnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɑl·vənt, ˈsɔl-/
  • solvent noun [C] (LIQUID)

chemistry a ​liquid in which another ​substance can be ​dissolved
(Definition of solvent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"solvent" in Business English

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solventadjective

uk   us   /ˈsɒlvənt/ ACCOUNTING, FINANCE
having enough ​money to ​paydebts: We must ensure the ongoing ​businesses are solvent.
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(Definition of solvent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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