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diluent

[dil-yoo-uh nt]
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adjective
  1. serving to dilute; diluting.
noun
  1. a diluting substance.

Origin of diluent

1715–25; < Latin dīluent- (stem of dīluēns), present participle of dīluere to dilute; see -ent
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British Dictionary definitions for diluent

diluent

adjective
  1. causing dilution or serving to dilute
noun
  1. a substance used for or causing dilution

Word Origin

C18: from Latin dīluēns dissolving; see dilute
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diluent in Medicine

diluent

(dĭlyōō-ənt)
adj.
  1. Serving to dilute.
n.
  1. A substance that dilutes the strength of a solution or mixture.
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