diluent

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Etymology[edit]

Latin diluens, from diluere. See dilute

Noun[edit]

diluent (plural diluents)

  1. That which dilutes.
  2. (analytical chemistry) A solvent or other liquid preparation used to dilute a sample prior to testing.
  3. (medicine) An agent used for effecting dilution of the blood; a weak drink.

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Adjective[edit]

diluent (comparative more diluent, superlative most diluent)

  1. Diluting; making thinner or weaker by admixture, especially of water.
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Verb[edit]

diluent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of diluer
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of diluer

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dīluent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of dīluō