diuretic

[ dahy-uh-ret-ik ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈrɛt ɪk /

adjective

increasing the volume of the urine excreted, as by a medicinal substance.

noun

a diuretic medicine or agent.

Origin of diuretic

1375–1425; Middle English d(i)uretik < Late Latin diūrēticus < Greek diourētikós, equivalent to di- di-3 + ourē- (verbid stem of oureîn to urinate) + -tikos -tic

Related forms

di·u·ret·i·cal·ly, adverbdi·u·ret·i·cal·ness, nounun·di·u·ret·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for diuretic

diuretic

/ (ˌdaɪjʊˈrɛtɪk) /

adjective

acting to increase the flow of urine

noun

a drug or agent that increases the flow of urine

Derived Forms

diuretically, adverbdiureticalness, noun
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Medicine definitions for diuretic

diuretic

[ dī′ə-rĕtĭk ]

adj.

Tending to increase the discharge of urine./del

n.

A substance or drug that tends to increase the discharge of urine.
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Science definitions for diuretic

diuretic

[ dī′ə-rĕtĭk ]

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.
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Culture definitions for diuretic

diuretic

[ (deye-uh-ret-ik) ]

A substance that increases the rate of urine production.

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