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SOLVENT. One who has sufficient to pay his debts, and all obligations. Dig. 50, 16, 114.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Half a century ago, the London if dry cleaning industry ganged up on a German immigrant operating a small cleaning service, threatening to sue him for his seemingly outrageous claim that dry cleaning with chemical solvents damaged clothing by removing its natural oils.
We can now examine the accusation, described by one reader that "During decaffeination with this chemical solvent at the processing plant, harmful chemicals are emitted into the O-Zone."
A chemical solvent, DCM is used as a decaffeinating agent, usually in direct contact with the beans.
A chemical solvent and inhibitors are added to the waste to keep it in a pumpable state, and it is then used to fire cement kilns, with the resulting ash going into the cement itself.