Diluent meaning

dĭlyo͝o-ənt
Serving to dilute.
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An inert substance used to dilute.
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Diluting.
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A diluting substance.
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That which dilutes.
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(analytical chemistry) A solvent or other liquid preparation used to dilute a sample prior to testing.
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(medicine) An agent used for effecting dilution of the blood; a weak drink.
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Diluting; making thinner or weaker by admixture, especially of water.

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Origin of diluent

  • Latin dīluēns dīluent- present participle of dīluere to dilute dilute

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin diluens, from diluere. See dilute

    From Wiktionary