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Mar 21, 2017This week’s theme
Words from chemistry
This week’s words
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
From Latin solvere (to loosen, to dissolve, to pay). Ultimately from the Indo-European root leu- (to loosen, divide), which also gave us forlorn, lag, loss, solve, analysis, resolute, and catalyst. Earliest documented use: 1653.
“They were solvent, yes, but they had to watch the pennies still.”
Jessie Keane; Dangerous; Pan Macmillan; 2015.
See more usage examples of solvent in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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