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diluent

[ dil-yoo-uhnt ]
/ ˈdɪl yu ənt /
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adjective
serving to dilute; diluting.
noun
a diluting substance.
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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
/ (ˈdɪljʊənt) /

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

Word Origin for diluent

C18: from Latin dīluēns dissolving; see dilute
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