Etymology
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diuretic

as an adjective, "inducing or promoting urination;" as a noun, "medicine that promotes urination;" c. 1400 diuretik (adjective and noun), from Old French diuretique, from Late Latin diureticus, from Greek diouretikos "prompting urine," from diourein "urinate," from dia "through" (see dia-) + ourein "urinate," from ouron (see urine).

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Definitions of diuretic

diuretic (n.)
any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine, which causes the body to get rid of excess water;
Synonyms: diuretic drug / water pill
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