diluent

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noun dil·u·ent \ˈdil-yə-wənt, -yü-ənt\

Definition of diluent

  1. :  a diluting agent (as the vehicle in a medicinal preparation)

Origin and Etymology of diluent

Latin diluent-, diluens, present participle of diluere


First Known Use: circa 1721


Medical Dictionary

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diluent

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noun dil·u·ent \ˈdil-yə-wənt\

Medical Definition of diluent

  1. :  a diluting agent (as the vehicle in a medicinal preparation)


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diluent

adjective dil·u·ent

Medical Definition of diluent

  1. :  making thinner or less concentrated by admixture :  diluting


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