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diluent

[dil-yoo-uh nt] /ˈdɪl yu ənt/
adjective
1.
serving to dilute; diluting.
noun
2.
a diluting substance.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; < Latin dīluent- (stem of dīluēns), present participle of dīluere to dilute; see -ent
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Examples from the web for diluent
  • Continue efforts to correlate extraction distributions to physical properties of the diluent.
  • The diluent plumes are below ground, riding on top of the water table.
  • Use only the diluent supplied by the vaccine manufacturer.
  • Record the amount of thinner or diluent used in gallons.
  • The diluent, which has similar characteristics to diesel can have a highly toxic affect on the environment.
British Dictionary definitions for diluent

diluent

/ˈdɪljʊənt/
adjective
1.
causing dilution or serving to dilute
noun
2.
a substance used for or causing dilution
Word Origin
C18: from Latin dīluēns dissolving; see dilute
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diluent in Medicine

diluent dil·u·ent (dĭl'yōō-ənt)
adj.
Serving to dilute. n.
A substance that dilutes the strength of a solution or mixture.

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