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diuretic

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adjective di·uret·ic \ˌdī-yə-ˈre-tik\

Definition of diuretic

  1. :  tending to increase the excretion of urine <diuretic drugs>

diuretic noun
di·uret·i·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of diuretic

Middle English duretik, diuretic, from Late Latin diureticus, from Greek diourētikos, from diourein to urinate, from dia- + ourein to urinate — more at urine


First Known Use: 14th century

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