- increasing the volume of the urine excreted, as by a medicinal substance.
- a diuretic medicine or agent.
Origin of diuretic
Examples from the Web for diuretic
Contemporary Examples of diuretic
Another issue is that alcohol is a diuretic and being dehydrated will certainly interfere with your speed and endurance.Is Alcohol Killing Your Workout?
September 2, 2014
Alcohol is a diuretic, which means incessant peeing, and an increased chance of dehydration.Can You Prevent a Hangover?
December 31, 2010
Historical Examples of diuretic
Diuretic, febrifuge, and refrigerant; one half to one ounce.
Internally, stimulant and diuretic; twenty to thirty grains.
As a diuretic, Dr. Fowler, and others, have found it in some cases to be valuable.A Disquisition on the Evils of Using Tobacco
When eaten freely, it is mildly laxative, diuretic, and cooling.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America
He also speaks of the diuretic properties of a decoction from its trailing roots.Everyday Objects
W. H. Davenport Adams
- acting to increase the flow of urine
- a drug or agent that increases the flow of urine
Word Origin and History for diuretic
- Tending to increase the discharge of urine./del
- A substance or drug that tends to increase the discharge of urine.
- A substance or drug that tends to increase the discharge of urine. Diuretics are used in the treatment of high blood pressure, edema, and other medical conditions.
A substance that increases the rate of urine production.