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diuretic drug

Definition:

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

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

diuretic drugs

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

diuretic | water pill

Etymology:

(adjective and noun), from Old French diuretique, from Late Latin diureticus,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Diuretic

any substance that promotes the production of urine. This includes forced diuresis. There are several categories of diuretics. All diuretics increase the excretion of water from bodies, although each class does so in a distinct way. Alternatively, an ... (38 of 2071 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Diuretic

Merriam-Webster:

water pill

a diuretic pill (3 of 18 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/water pill

Random House Dictionary:

water pill [informal]

a diuretic pill. (3 of 6 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/water-pill

Wiktionary:

water pill | water pills [plural]

A diuretic in pill form. (5 of 6 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/water pill

Collins Dictionary:

diuretic | diuretically [adverb, derived]

acting to increase the flow of urine | a drug or agent that increases the flow of urine (17 of 413 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/diuretic

Britannica Encyclopedia:

diuretic [pharmacology]

any drug that increases the flow of urine. Diuretics promote the removal from the body of excess water, salts, poisons, and accumulated metabolic ... (23 of 239 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/166351​/diuretic

Columbia Encyclopedia:

diuretic

drug used to increase urine formation and output. Diuretics are prescribed for the treatment of edema (the accumulation of excess fluids in the ... (23 of 90 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0815659​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

diuretic

[medicine] : [drugs] causing increased passing of urine. | a diuretic drug. (11 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/diuretic

American Heritage Dictionary:

diuretic | diuretically [adverb, related]

Tending to increase the discharge of urine. | A substance or drug that tends to increase the discharge of urine. (19 of 52 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/diuretic

Macmillan British Dictionary:

diuretic [countable, medical] | diuretics [plural]

a substance that makes your body produce more urine (9 of 44 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/diuretic

New World Dictionary:

diuretic | diuretically [adverb, related]

increasing the excretion of urine | a diuretic drug or other substance (11 of 28 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/diuretic

Cambridge Dictionary:

diuretic [specialized]

a substance which causes an increase in the production of urine (11 of 21 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/diuretic

Encarta Dictionary:

diuretic

causing increased flow of urine (5 of 34 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861605527​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

diuretic

First use: about 1400

Origin: (adjective and noun), from Old French diuretique, from Late Latin diureticus, from Greek diouretikos "prompting urine", from ... (19 of 28 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=diuretic

American Heritage Dictionary:

diuretic

Origin: Middle English diuretik, from Old French diuretique, from Late Latin diūrēticus, from Greek diourētikos, from ... (15 of 24 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/diuretic

Oxford Dictionary:

diuretic

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French diuretique, or via late Latin from Greek diourētikos, from diourein "urinate", from dia "through" + ouron "urine"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/diuretic

Merriam-Webster:

diuretic

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English duretik, diuretic, from Late Latin diureticus, from Greek diourētikos, from diourein to urinate, from dia- + ourein to urinate

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/diuretic

New World Dictionary:

diuretic

Origin: Middle English diuretik from Late Latin diureticus from Greek diourētikos from diourein: see "diuresis"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/diuretic

Encarta Dictionary:

diuretic

First use: 14th century

Origin: late Latin from Greek diourētikos from diourein, literally "urinate through" from ourein "urinate"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861605527​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

diuretic

Audio: British English pronunciation of "diuretic"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/diuretic

Macmillan British Dictionary:

diuretic [countable, medical] | diuretics [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "diuretic"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/diuretic

Macmillan American Dictionary:

diuretic [countable, medical] | diuretics [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "diuretic"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/diuretic

Cambridge Dictionary:

diuretic [specialized]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "diuretic"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "diuretic"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/diuretic

the Free Dictionary:

diuretic

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "diuretic"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "diuretic"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "diuretic" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/diuretic

Google Dictionary:

diuretic | diuretics [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "diuretic"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

diuretic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "diuretic"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=diuret​01 word=diuretic

YourDictionary Audio:

diuretic

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "diuretic" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/diuretic

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