Definition of Diluent

1. Noun. A diluting agent.

Exact synonyms: Dilutant, Thinner
Generic synonyms: Agent
Derivative terms: Dilute, Thin, Thin



Definition of Diluent

1. a. Diluting; making thinner or weaker by admixture, esp. of water.

2. n. That which dilutes.

Definition of Diluent

1. Noun. That which dilutes. ¹

2. Noun. (analytical chemistry) A solvent or other liquid preparation used to dilute a sample prior to testing. ¹

3. Noun. (medicine) An agent used for effecting dilution of the blood; a weak drink. ¹

4. Adjective. Diluting; making thinner or weaker by admixture, especially of water. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Diluent

1. a diluting substance [n -S]

Medical Definition of Diluent

1. 1. That which dilutes. 2. An agent used for effecting dilution of the blood; a weak drink. "There is no real diluent but water." (Arbuthnot) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diluent

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Literary usage of Diluent

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1. American Druggist (1891)
"... nitrate of potassium, 4 parts; meal powder (as a diluent), 1 part. South American Basket with ..."

2. Therapeutics, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy: Including the Special by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1909)
"... and as an ingredient of liniments it acts as a diluent for more active agents. It is used to facilitate friction over enlarged or stiff joints, ..."

3. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1890)
"Further, expectoration was not so much influenced by warm diluent drinks as in the case of ... diluent ..."

4. Practical therapeutics by Edward John Waring (1874)
"... employed a combination of petroleum and olive oil or glycerin, equal parts, or 3 of petroleum to 1 of the diluent. 1584. ..."

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