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solvent
(adj)
SOL-vǝnt
Meaning

not in debt

1st Sample Sentence

After three years of saving and very restrained spending, he finally became solvent again.

Root

solvere (to loosen, resolve, dissolve) (Latin)

Mnemonics

3 solvent, 1 sounds like solve (able to solve debts, pay bills). 2 sounds like dissolve (able to dissolve other substances). 3 sounds like solve (an answer solving or telling how to solve).

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solvent
(n)
SOL-vǝnt
Meaning

a substance that dissolves another

1st Sample Sentence

The painters left a dried pool of paint on the bedroom floor. Could you please bring that bottle of solvent so I can remove it?

Root

solvere (to loosen, resolve, dissolve) (Latin)

Mnemonics

3 solvent, 1 sounds like solve (able to solve debts, pay bills). 2 sounds like dissolve (able to dissolve other substances). 3 sounds like solve (an answer solving or telling how to solve).

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