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Diuretic definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DIURETIC, a. [Gr., urinam reddo; urine.] Having the power to provoke urine; tending to produce discharges of urine.
DIURETIC, n. A medicine that provokes urine, or increases its discharges.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine, which causes the body to get rid of excess water [syn: diuretic drug, diuretic, water pill]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English duretik, diuretic, from Late Latin diureticus, from Greek diour?tikos, from diourein to urinate, from dia- + ourein to urinate more at urine Date: 14th century tending to increase the excretion of urine <diuretic drugs> diuretic noun diuretically adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. causing increased output of urine. --n. a diuretic drug. Etymology: ME f. OF diuretique or LL diureticus f. Gk diouretikos f. dioureo urinate

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Diuretic Di`u*ret"ic, a. [L. diureticus, Gr. ?, fr. ? to make water; ? through + ? to make water, fr. ? urine: cf. F. diur['e]tique.] (Med.) Tending to increase the secretion and discharge of urine. -- n. A medicine with diuretic properties. Diuretic salt (Med.), potassium acetate; -- so called because of its diuretic properties.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(diuretics) A diuretic is a substance which makes your body increase its production of waste fluids, with the result that you need to urinate more often than usual. (MEDICAL or TECHNICAL) Alcohol acts as a diuretic, making you even more dehydrated. N-COUNT Diuretic is also an adjective. Many remedies effective in joint disease are primarily diuretic. ADJ

Moby Thesaurus

abstergent, aperient, carminative, cathartic, cleaner, cleaning, cleaning agent, cleaning solvent, cleanser, cleansing, cleansing cream, cold cream, cream, dentifrice, depurant, depurative, detergent, emetic, enema, expurgatory, holystone, laxative, lotion, lustral, mouthwash, nauseant, physic, pumice stone, purgative, purge, purging, purificatory, purifier, purifying, rinse, shampoo, soap, solvent, synthetic detergent, tooth powder, toothpaste, wash


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