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solvent in Chemistry topic

solventsolvent2 noun [countable, uncountable]  HCa chemical that is used to dissolve another substance
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solventHis torturers poured a solvent down his nose that burned his throat.The sensitivity can be improved and interference from other ions diminished by extracting the red colour with a solvent.But a few may become heavy and frequent solvent misusers.Their wastes include solvents, fuels, mine tailings, radioactive wastes, and unexploded bombs and shells.Each layer is then subjected to a number of extractions with the other solvent.Last year 15 year old Joanna Hughes died from burns, after fumes from the solvent she was sniffing caught fire.Any surplus glue can be easily wiped off with a rag and then with solvent.