Dil"u*ent (?), a. [L. diluens, p. pr. diluere. See Dilute.]

Diluting; making thinner or weaker by admixture, esp. of water.

Arbuthnot.

 

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Dil"u*ent, n.

1.

That which dilutes.

2. Med.

An agent used for effecting dilution of the blood; a weak drink.

There is no real diluent but water. Arbuthnot.

 

© Webster 1913.

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