dissolving agent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dissolving agent a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances "the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"
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Usage

In literature:

In all these preparations, the dissolving agent of the worms is as much in evidence as when butcher's meat is employed.
"The Life of the Fly" by J. Henri Fabre
I dissolve the emulsifying agent and heat the wax.
"Northern Nut Growers Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-First Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
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In news:

It's important to have amyl acetate on the spotting board, since it helps dissolve stains that usually aren't dissolved by other dry-side agents.
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In science:

This requires an improved understanding of the involved chemistry and development of new techniques, to include the possible use of gelifying agents not requiring water as a solvent or the use of ingredients to inhibit the diffusion of the dissolved gas.
A CF3I-based SDD Prototype for Spin-independent Dark Matter Searches
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