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diluent (plural diluents)
- That which dilutes.
- (analytical chemistry) A solvent or other liquid preparation used to dilute a sample prior to testing.
- (medicine) An agent used for effecting dilution of the blood; a weak drink.
- Diluting; making thinner or weaker by admixture, especially of water.
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- third-person plural future active indicative of dīluō