- serving to dilute; diluting.
- a diluting substance.
Origin of diluent
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Used as a diluent in cases where acid liquors are inadmissible.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
If the latent illuminating power of acetylene is not to be wasted, the diluent must not be selected without thought.
The final mixture with this diluent consisted of about 45 percent yolk.Preservation of Bull Semen at Sub-Zero Temperatures
N. L. VanDemark
It is the life-giver, but undiluted would be the life-destroyer; and the three-fifths of nitrogen act as its diluent.The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking
Diluent drinks are indispensable adjuncts to a Diaphoretic regimen.The Action of Medicines in the System
Frederick William Headland
- causing dilution or serving to dilute
- a substance used for or causing dilution
C18: from Latin dīluēns dissolving; see dilute
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- Serving to dilute.
- A substance that dilutes the strength of a solution or mixture.
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