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  • n. A diluting agent; a diluent, or thinner.

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  • n. a diluting agent


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  • Alcohol is powerful dilutant sp? that dissolves other substances than water or fat.

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  • Rather, it appears that the fluid Fe outer core contains a dilutant, probably S or H, that lowers its density.

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  • Some cellular tissue, but not an excess, is desirable in a ration, as it exerts a favorable mechanical action upon the organs of digestion, encourages peristalsis, and is an absorbent and dilutant of the waste products formed during digestion.

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  • Of course, also, the nitrogen associated with the oxygen in the air admitted to the gas generator passes on with the carbonic oxide gas, this nitrogen acting as a dilutant and being of course absolutely useless as a generator of heat.

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  • The Inlife electronic cigarette is a non-flammable electronic atomizing device, combining advanced microelectronic technology and atomization technology to atomize, from a disposable cartridge, pure nicotine dilutant (which is extracted from non-tobacco plant sources), enabling the smoker to inhale flavorful, and vaporized nicotine. - Articles related to Ban smoking in all vehicles, doctors demand

  • When Krenek, who had made his name in Europe as the composer of Johnny Spielt Auf, denounced the American requirement of "comprehensibility" as an automatic dilutant, he was really saying that that there was nobody to pay him for incomprehensibility.

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