diluent definition by Webster's New World
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Origin: Classical Latin diluens, present participle of diluere
a diluting substance
diluent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Serving to dilute.noun Chemistry
An inert substance used to dilute.
Origin: Latin dīluēns, dīluent-, present participle of dīluere, to dilute; see dilute.
diluent - Medical Definition
Serving to dilute.noun
A substance that dilutes the strength of a solution or mixture.