adjective: 1. Able to pay one’s debts.
2. Able to dissolve another substance.
noun: 1. Something that dissolves another.
2. Something that solves a problem.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin solvere (to loosen, to dissolve, to pay). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pleu- (to flow), that is also the source of flow, float, flit, fly, flutter, pulmonary, pneumonic, pluvial, fluvial, effluvium, fletcher, and plutocracy. Earliest documented use: 1653.

SOLWENT - Solomon has left the building

SOLVEST - Number One Puzzler

SOLBENT - phototropic