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[non-sol-vuh nt] /nɒnˈsɒl vənt/
noun, Chemistry
a substance incapable of dissolving a given component of a solution or mixture.
Origin of nonsolvent
1615-25; non- + solvent
Related forms
nonsolvency, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If this blend is found to contain insoluble asphaltenes, the oil is termed a nonsolvent oil.
  • The spotting and cleaning agents are nonsolvent formulations that are biodegradable and generally benign.
  • Preferably, the nonsolvent stream is injected centrally of the explosive solution stream.

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