dissolvent

Definitions

  • Beard's Dissolving Carrier
    Beard's Dissolving Carrier
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dissolvent a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances "the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The citric acid found in lemon juice is said to be able to dissolve a pearl
    • Dissolvent (Med) A remedy supposed capable of dissolving concretions in the body, such as calculi, tubercles, etc.
    • a dissolvent Having power to dissolve power to dissolve a solid body; as, the dissolvent juices of the stomach.
    • Dissolvent That which has the power of dissolving or melting other substances, esp. by mixture with them; a menstruum; a solvent. "Melted in the crucible dissolvents .""The secret treaty of December acted as an immediate dissolvent to the truce."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If you like your espresso coffee sweet, you should use granulated sugar, which dissolves more quickly, rather than sugar cubes; white sugar rather than brown sugar or candy; and real sugar rather than sweeteners which alter the taste of the coffee.
    • dissolvent Having power to dissolve; solvent.
    • n dissolvent A solvent.
    • n dissolvent That which disintegrates, breaks up, or loosens.
    • n dissolvent In medicine, a remedy supposed to be capable of dissolving concretions in the body, such as calculi, tubercles, etc.; a resolvent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pearls can melt/dissolve in vineger.
    • n., adj Dissolvent a solvent having the power to melt
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Quotations

  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “Gifts dissolve rocks.”
  • Willa Cather
    Willa%20Cather
    “That is happiness: to be dissolved into something complete and great.”
  • Emily Dickinson
    Emily%20Dickinson
    “Heaven is so far of the mind that were the mind dissolved -- the site of it by architect could not again be proved.”
  • Gunther Grass
    Gunther Grass
    “Information networks straddle the world. Nothing remains concealed. But the sheer volume of information dissolves the information. We are unable to take it all in.”
  • Thomas Kempis
    Thomas%20Kempis
    “How sweet it is to love, and to be dissolved, and as it were to bathe myself in thy love.”
  • Michel Foucault
    Michel%20Foucault
    “Madness is the absolute break with the work of art; it forms the constitutive moment of abolition, which dissolves in time the truth of the work of art.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. dissolvens, -entis, p. pr. of dissolvere,

Usage

In literature:

The spell of his eloquence at last thrown off the crowd once more dissolved into hostile lowering groups.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
Dissolve the gelatine, stir it, when cool, into the sweetened and flavoured custard, and pour this gently over the cakes.
"The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII. No. 358, November 6, 1886." by Various
Evaporate filtrate to dryness, and dissolve residue in water, the solution being made distinctly acid.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Pour upon the saline contents a quantity of distilled water equal to that in which the obtained salts were originally dissolved.
"A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons" by Fredrick Accum
The rosy bubble, inflated with the vapours of irresponsible speculation, had dissolved in thin air.
"The Cow Puncher" by Robert J. C. Stead
All that had been done was now void, as no report had been made; and the committee was dissolved.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
The carbonate of ammonia was dissolved in water and sprinkled over the growing wheat at three different times during the spring.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
Charles dissolved his second parliament as he had dissolved his first.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
But Fort Sumter was never garrisoned at all until South Carolina had dissolved her connection with your Government.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
Whenever possible the dye-stuff must be dissolved separately, or at least the bath not entered before the dye-stuff is well dissolved.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
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In poetry:

X. And I will hum the song thou lov'st,
Or thou each bosom-chord shalt thrill
With thine own soul-dissolving strain,
Or silent, we'll be happier still.
"The Boudoir" by Sydney Owenson
Where now, O! whence shall sinners seek
For shelter in the general wreck!
Shall falling rocks be o'er them thrown?
See rocks like snow, dissolving down.
"Hymn 8" by Noah Calwell W Cannon
Our sacred hearths shall burn eternally
As vestal flames; the North-wind, he
Shall strike his frost-stretched wings, dissolve, and fly
This Etna in epitome.
"The Grasshopper" by Richard Lovelace
It fell like a snow-flake over night,
Into the ways by vile ones trod;
It sparkled--dissolved in the morning light,
And the little white soul went up to God.
"A Baby's Death" by Kate Seymour Maclean
I do pity the violet, faded -
Just in vain – just forgot among pages,
And the mist, by which glass has been laden,
Then – dissolved by hot tears for ages.
""My Life's Burden..."" by Innokentii Fedorovich Annensky
And when at last thou shalt die, my love,
A primrose I'll over thee bloom ;
And my soul shall dissolve in a dew-drop tear,
For a willow to weep o'er thy tomb.
"The Maniac" by Mary Anne Browne

In news:

Dismay in Egypt as court orders newly-elected parliament to be dissolved .
Dissolved oxygen measurement in the field.
"Crash" actress Jennifer Esposito's short marriage to actor Bradley Cooper has been dissolved in a Los Angeles court.
GOP women's group dissolved .
Here's how corpse-dissolving machine works.
Once vital organization dissolving .
After 65 years of existence and service to infants and children in Rutland County, Community Childcare of Rutland County, better known as The Well Baby Clinic, is finally dissolving .
"Before I go out and post this, I need this board to say it is our intention at this time to dissolve that DSS board," Stephens said.
District " Dissolving From the Inside Out".
Voters rejected a ballot measure to dissolve the village of Malone by an almost 2-to-1 margin Tuesday.
A "yes" vote on the city's ballot would dissolve the partnership between the city and the authority, while a "no" vote would continue providing service to Walker residents.
Amy Barrit, 37, said she was torn about the issue, but ultimately cast a "yes" vote to dissolve the partnership.
In an effort to reduce the small but real risk of stent thrombosis associated with drug-eluting stents, stent makers have turned to devices whose polymer or scaffolding dissolves over time.
Also on the ballot is a decision on whether to dissolve the weed district board.
911 emergency service group may be dissolved.
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In science:

Here, Ξ is the flow of the river (as a one-dimensional line or a two-dimensional stripe) and Z models the dissolved oxygen.
Random Marked Sets
Upon placement of the compressed tablet in a fluid, the polymer matrix remains largely intact while soluble excipient and drug particles are dissolved and carried away by diffusion.
Topological and Geometrical Random Walks on Bidisperse Random Sphere Packings
Now we are measuring the concentration of any chemical contamination dissolved into the Gd solution.
Gadolinium study for a water Cherenkov detector
However, the situation was found to be more involved as recent lattice QCD results showed that J/ψ might survive past the critical temperature (Tc ) and dissolve only at a higher temperature (Td ∼ 2Tc )[2, 3].
$R_{AA}$ of $J/\psi$ near mid-rapidity in heavy ion collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}=200$ GeV
If RAA < 1(> 1), the number of J/ψ dissolved in hot nuclear matter is larger (smaller) than that regenerated from the quark-gluon plasma at the hadronization point.
$R_{AA}$ of $J/\psi$ near mid-rapidity in heavy ion collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}=200$ GeV
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