Definition of non-solvent in English:

non-solvent

adjective

  • 1Unable to pay what one owes; insolvent. Now rare.

  • 2Of a liquid: that is not a solvent.

  • 3Of consumer goods: free from solvents.

noun

  • A liquid that is not a solvent.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Ben Jonson (?1573–1637), poet and playwright. Probably from non- + classical Latin solvent-, solvens, present participle of solvere.

Pronunciation

non-solvent

/nɒnˈsɒlv(ə)nt/