Definition of “diuretic” - English Dictionary

“diuretic” in British English

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diureticnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdaɪ.jəˈret.ɪk/ us /ˌdaɪ.jəˈret̬.ɪk/ specialized
diuretic
adjective uk us

Examples from literature

  • Diuretics are medicines which increase the flow of urine by their action upon the kidneys. 
  • Even in much less doses, it was a powerful diuretic. 
  • It is a diuretic, and may be prescribed with advantage in some kidney troubles. 
  • It was known what substances served as laxatives and diuretics. 
  • Red onions are an excellent diuretic, and the white ones are recommended raw as a remedy for insomnia. 

(Definition of “diuretic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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