\dˈɪluːənt], \dˈɪluːənt], \d_ˈɪ_l_uː_ə_n_t]\
Definitions of DILUENT
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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1. Diluting, making weaker or more watery. 2. An agent which reduces the strength of a solution or mixture. 3. A remedy which is supposed to increase the fluidity of the blood or any of the body fluids.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Daniel Lyons
That which dilutes, especially that which dilutes the blood, thus increasing the exeretions.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
That which thins or weakens the strength of.
Weakening the strength of by mixing with water; attenuating.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
Serving to dilute, as a bland liquid, usually water, to be drunk in large quantities for the purpose of diluting the fluids of the body, especially the urine, so as to render them less irritating.
Any inert substance which is used to dilute an active drug. Sugar of milk is very commonly used as a diluent powder. [Lat.]
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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