di·​ure·​sis | \ ˌdī-yə-ˈrē-səs How to pronounce diuresis (audio) \
plural diureses\ ˌdī-​yə-​ˈrē-​ˌsēz How to pronounce diureses (audio) \

Definition of diuresis

: an increased excretion of urine

Examples of diuresis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vitamin C may also help with one of the side effects of diabetes, osmotic diuresis, which is the leakage of urine into the bodily system. National Geographic, "A Nightmare Disease Haunted Ships During Age of Discovery," 15 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of diuresis

circa 1681, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diuresis

New Latin

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“Diuresis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diuresis. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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di·​ure·​sis | \ ˌdī-(y)ə-ˈrē-səs How to pronounce diuresis (audio) \
plural diureses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce diureses (audio) \

Medical Definition of diuresis

: an increased excretion of urine

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