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Definition of diuretic noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

diuretic

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noun
BrE BrE//ˌdaɪjuˈretɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdaɪjuˈretɪk//
 
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a substance that causes an increase in the flow of urine Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French diuretique, or via late Latin from Greek diourētikos, from diourein ‘urinate’, from dia ‘through’ + ouron ‘urine’.

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