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 for resolvent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Resolvent \Re*solv"ent\ (-ent), a.
     Having power to resolve; causing solution; solvent.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Resolvent \Re*solv"ent\, n. [L. resolvens, p. pr. of resolvere:
     cf. F. r['e]solvant. See Resolve.]
     1. That which has the power of resolving, or causing
        solution; a solvent.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Med.) That which has power to disperse inflammatory or
        other tumors; a discutient; anything which aids the
        absorption of effused products. --Coxe.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Math.) An equation upon whose solution the solution of a
        given pproblem depends.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances;
           "the solvent does not change its state in forming a
           solution" [syn: solvent, dissolvent, dissolver,
           dissolving agent, resolvent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "resolvent":
     ablative, anticoagulant, biodegradable, corrosive, cutting,
     decomposable, decomposing, degradable, dilapidated, diluent,
     dilutant, disintegrable, disintegrated, disintegrating,
     disintegrative, disjunctive, disruptive, dissolvent,
     dissolving agent, erosive, flux, liquefacient, liquefier,
     moldering, ravaged, resolutive, ruinous, separative, solvent,
     thinner, thinning, worn

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