diluent

[ dil-yoo-uhnt ]
/ ˈdɪl yu ənt /

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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Medical definitions for diluent

diluent
[ dĭlyōō-ənt ]

adj.

Serving to dilute.

n.

A substance that dilutes the strength of a solution or mixture.
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