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dil·u·ent

 (dĭl′yo͞o-ənt)
adj.
Serving to dilute.
n. Chemistry
An inert substance used to dilute.

[Latin dīluēns, dīluent-, present participle of dīluere, to dilute; see dilute.]

diluent

(ˈdɪljʊənt)
adj
(Chemistry) causing dilution or serving to dilute
n
(Chemistry) a substance used for or causing dilution
[C18: from Latin dīluēns dissolving; see dilute]

dil•u•ent

(ˈdɪl yu ənt)

adj.
1. diluting.
n.
2. a diluting substance.
[1715–25; < Latin dīluent-, s. of dīluēns, present participle of dīluere to dilute]
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Noun1.diluent - a diluting agentdiluent - a diluting agent      
agent - a substance that exerts some force or effect
Translations

dil·u·ent

a. diluente, diluyente, agente o medicamento que tiene la propiedad de diluir.
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Pedain, J, "Use of Octadienyl Ethers as Reactive Diluents." EP Patent 0,546,417 A1, 1993
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