universal solvent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n universal solvent hypothetical universal solvent once sought by alchemists
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Usage

In literature:

The Judge's face, indeed, rigid and singularly white, refuses to melt into this universal solvent.
"The House of the Seven Gables" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Silence is a solvent that destroys personality, and gives us leave to be great and universal.
"Essays, First Series" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Enjoyment is the universal solvent of all arguments.
"The Witch of Prague" by F. Marion Crawford
Peggy and Peter received us benignly; so universal a solvent is success, even in turkey-hunting!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 1, Issue 2, December, 1857" by Various
AL`KAHEST, the presumed universal solvent of the alchemists.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
WATER: The universal solvent, absolutely necessary for life.
"Diet and Health" by Lulu Hunt Peters
Water is the universal solvent.
"Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters" by Henry Wallace Phillips
But it probably makes the water a pretty good imitation of a universal solvent.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
Laughter, the universal solvent, 60.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
AL'KAHEST, the so-called universal solvent or menstruum of the alchemists.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
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In news:

Rice University scientists have found the "ultimate" solvent for all kinds of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), a breakthrough that brings the creation of a highly conductive quantum nanowire ever closer.
GOLD BEACH – Curry County commissioners will work with Portland State University's Kitchen Table project to determine what kind of tax proposal county voters will see this fall to help keep the county solvent.
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In science:

When such a copolymer star is immersed in a good solvent its asymptotic properties are universal in the limit of long chains [1, 2, 3].
Two-dimensional Copolymers and Multifractality: Comparing Perturbative Expansions, MC Simulations, and Exact Results
FIG. 2: Universal solvent quality crossover of swelling of two measures of polymer size based on diffusivity (inverse radius αI and hydrodynamic radius αH ) compared with the crossover of swelling of the radius of gyration (αg ).
The origin of dynamic scaling in dilute polymer solutions
Water is a fluid that is the universal solvent of nature .
Glycol-Water Interactions and co-existing phases and Temperature Dependent Solubility. An Example Of Carbon-Hydrogen Chemistry In Water
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