- increasing the volume of the urine excreted, as by a medicinal substance.
- a diuretic medicine or agent.
Origin of diuretic
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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
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- acting to increase the flow of urine
- a drug or agent that increases the flow of urine
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Word Origin and History for diuretic
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Tending to increase the discharge of urine./del
- A substance or drug that tends to increase the discharge of urine.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
- 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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A substance that increases the rate of urine production.
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