Origin of diuretic
Examples from the Web for diuretic
Another issue is that alcohol is a diuretic and being dehydrated will certainly interfere with your speed and endurance.
Alcohol is a diuretic, which means incessant peeing, and an increased chance of dehydration.
The diuretic action is extremely feeble, and neither the plant nor asparagine is now used medicinally.
The roots of asparagus were formerly used as an aperient medicine, and the fruits were likewise employed as a diuretic.
Mussels, again, are moderately nutritious, and are digestible and diuretic.
The leaves kept to the second year are weaker, and their diuretic qualities much diminished.An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses|William Withering
As a diuretic, Dr. Fowler, and others, have found it in some cases to be valuable.A Disquisition on the Evils of Using Tobacco|Orin Fowler
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Word Origin and History for diuretic
c.1400 (adjective and noun), from Old French diuretique, from Late Latin diureticus, from Greek diouretikos "prompting urine," from diourein "urinate," from dia "through" (see dia-) + ourein "urinate," from ouron (see urine).
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Culture definitions for diuretic
A substance that increases the rate of urine production.