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diuretic

[dahy-uh-ret-ik] /ˌdaɪ əˈrɛt ɪk/
adjective
1.
increasing the volume of the urine excreted, as by a medicinal substance.
noun
2.
a diuretic medicine or agent.
Origin
1375-1425
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
diuretically, adverb
diureticalness, noun
undiuretic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for diuretically

diuretic

/ˌdaɪjʊˈrɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
acting to increase the flow of urine
noun
2.
a drug or agent that increases the flow of urine
Derived Forms
diuretically, adverb
diureticalness, noun
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Word Origin and History for diuretically

diuretic

c.1400 (adjective and noun), from Old French diuretique, from Late Latin diureticus, from Greek diouretikos "prompting urine," from diourein "urinate," from dia "through" (see dia-) + ourein "urinate," from ouron (see urine).

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diuretically in Medicine

diuretic di·u·ret·ic (dī'ə-rět'ĭk)
adj.
Tending to increase the discharge of urine. n.
A substance or drug that tends to increase the discharge of urine.

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diuretically in Science
diuretic
  (dī'ə-rět'ĭk)   
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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diuretically in Culture
diuretic [(deye-uh-ret-ik)]

A substance that increases the rate of urine production.

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