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Noun1.dilutant - a diluting agentdilutant - a diluting agent      
agent - a substance that exerts some force or effect
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We added samples to 10 x 75-mm glass tubes and diluted them 1:5 by using supplied steroid dilutant.
Vortex apparatus is commonly used to mix the interest plant sample with the dilutant.
But the drawback to this approach is that most published threshold values use water as the dilutant of the compound.
Some of this material may not be preferentially mineable and would therefore act as a dilutant.