water pill


: a diuretic pill

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Lasix is the type of diuretic better known as a water pill, meaning Efron was, to put it plainly, pissing his brains out to push his physique over the edge. Vulture, 7 Sep. 2022 Your doctor may also add a diuretic, or water pill, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Hallie Levine, Health.com, 13 Dec. 2021 One factor may be that blood pressure medication is usually taken with a water pill, which reduces fluid and sodium in the body. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, 23 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of water pill was in 1967

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“Water pill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20pill. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

water pill

: a diuretic pill
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