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Meaning of DILUENT

Pronunciation:  'dilyoount

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a diluting agent
 

DILUENT is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: dilutant, thinner
 
 See Also: agent

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dil"u*ent\, a. [L. diluens, p. pr. diluere. See
    {Dilute}.]
    Diluting; making thinner or weaker by admixture, esp. of
    water. --Arbuthnot.
    
    
  2. \Dil"u*ent\, n.
    1. That which dilutes.
    
    2. (Med.) An agent used for effecting dilution of the blood;
       a weak drink.
    
             There is no real diluent but water.   --Arbuthnot.
    
    
 

 

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