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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Tending to increase the discharge of urine.
  • noun A substance or drug that tends to increase the discharge of urine.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Med.) Tending to increase the secretion and discharge of urine.
  • adjective (Med.) potassium acetate; -- so called because of its diuretic properties.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun 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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