diuretic

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adjective di·uret·ic \ ˌdī-yə-ˈre-tik \

Definition of diuretic

:tending to increase the excretion of urine
  • diuretic drugs

diuretic

noun

diuretically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology 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

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diuretic

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adjective di·uret·ic \ ˌdī-(y)ə-ˈret-ik \

medical Definition of diuretic

:tending to increase the excretion of urine

diuretically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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diuretic

noun

medical Definition of diuretic

:an agent that increases the excretion of urine


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