noun Etymology: Latin diluent-, diluens, present participle of diluere Date: circa 1721 a diluting agent (as the vehicle in a medicinal preparation)

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  • Diluent — Dil u*ent, n. 1. That which dilutes. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) An agent used for effecting dilution of the blood; a weak drink. [1913 Webster] There is no real diluent but water. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diluent — Dil u*ent, a. [L. diluens, p. pr. diluere. See {Dilute}.] Diluting; making thinner or weaker by admixture, esp. of water. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diluent — [dil′yo͞o ənt] adj. [L diluens, prp. of diluere] diluting n. a diluting substance …   English World dictionary

  • Diluent — A diluent (also referred to as a filler, dilutant or thinner) is a diluting agent. Certain fluids are too viscous to be pumped easily or too dense to flow from one particular point to the other. This can be problematic, because it might not be… …   Wikipedia

  • diluent — /dil yooh euhnt/, adj. 1. serving to dilute; diluting. n. 2. a diluting substance. [1715 25; < L diluent (s. of diluens), prp. of diluere to DILUTE; see ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • diluent — 1. Ingredient in a medicinal preparation that lacks pharmacologic activity but is pharmaceutically necessary or desirable. In tablet or capsule dosage forms, this may be lactose or starch; it is particularly useful in increasing the bulk of… …   Medical dictionary

  • diluent — [ dɪljʊənt] technical noun a substance used to dilute something. adjective acting to cause dilution. Origin C18: from L. diluent , diluere dissolve …   English new terms dictionary

  • diluent — dil•u•ent [[t]ˈdɪl yu ənt[/t]] adj. 1) diluting 2) a diluting substance • Etymology: 1715–25; < L dīluent , s. of dīluēns, prp. of dīluere to dilute …   From formal English to slang

  • diluent — skiediklis statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. diluent; dilutant vok. Lösungsmittel, n; Trägermedium, n; Verdünnungsmittel, n rus. разбавитель, m; разжижитель, m; растворитель, m pranc. diluant, m …   Radioelektronikos terminų žodynas

  • diluent — skiediklis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Skystis emulsijai, suspensijai ar tirpalui skiesti. atitikmenys: angl. diluent; thinner rus. разбавитель …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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