di·​ure·​sis ˌdī-yə-ˈrē-səs How to pronounce diuresis (audio)
plural diureses ˌdī-yə-ˈrē-ˌsēz How to pronounce diuresis (audio)
: an increased excretion of urine

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web My real object of writing to you is the diuresis. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 23 Feb. 2022 Furthermore, coffee not only energizes you throughout the day but can also stimulate diuresis, enhance absorption of medications in the body, and obstruct the intake of certain nutrients. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 30 Jan. 2023 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, 15 Jan. 2017

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1681, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diuresis was circa 1681

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“Diuresis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diuresis. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition


di·​ure·​sis ˌdī-(y)ə-ˈrē-səs How to pronounce diuresis (audio)
plural diureses -ˌsēz How to pronounce diuresis (audio)
: an increased excretion of urine

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