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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Tending to increase the discharge of urine.
  • n. A substance or drug that tends to increase the discharge of urine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Increasing the amount or frequency of urination.
  • n. A drug that increases the rate of urine excretion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending to increase the secretion and discharge of urine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In medicine, exciting the secretion of urine.
  • n. A medicine that excites the secretion and discharge of urine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine, which causes the body to get rid of excess water

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English diuretik, from Old French diuretique, from Late Latin diūrēticus, from Greek diourētikos, from diourein, to pass urine : dia-, dia- + ourein, to urinate.

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