diluent

noun
dil·​u·​ent | \ ˈdil-yə-wənt How to pronounce diluent (audio) , -yü-ənt \

Definition of diluent

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

Examples of diluent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some formulations of the Pfizer vaccine must be mixed with a solution, or diluent. Catherine Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Nov. 2021 Depending on what formulation Pfizer produces pediatric doses in, that might require adding a different amount of diluent to each injection or using a different vial or syringe. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 8 Oct. 2021 Depending on what formulation Pfizer produces pediatric doses in, that might require adding a different amount of diluent to each injection or using a different vial or syringe. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 8 Oct. 2021 Depending on what formulation Pfizer produces pediatric doses in, that might require adding a different amount of diluent to each injection or using a different vial or syringe. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 8 Oct. 2021 Depending on what formulation Pfizer produces pediatric doses in, that might require adding a different amount of diluent to each injection or using a different vial or syringe. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 8 Oct. 2021 Depending on what formulation Pfizer produces pediatric doses in, that might require adding a different amount of diluent to each injection or using a different vial or syringe. New York Times, 7 Oct. 2021 The powder can be reconstituted by dissolving with a diluent before vaccination. Rajesh Roy, WSJ, 29 Sep. 2021 The line, also known as the Southern Lights Pipeline, transports about 180,000 barrels of diluent a day. Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 June 2021

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First Known Use of diluent

circa 1721, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diluent

Latin diluent-, diluens, present participle of diluere

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The first known use of diluent was circa 1721

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26 Nov 2021

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“Diluent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diluent. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for diluent

diluent

noun
dil·​u·​ent | \ ˈdil-yə-wənt How to pronounce diluent (audio) \

Medical Definition of diluent

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

diluent

adjective

Medical Definition of diluent (Entry 2 of 2)

: making thinner or less concentrated by admixture : diluting

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