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di·u·ret·ic  audio  (d-rtk) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
Tending to increase the discharge of urine.
NOUN:
A substance or drug that tends to increase the discharge of urine.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English diuretik, from Old French diuretique, from Late Latin dirticus, from Greek diourtikos, from diourein, to pass urine : dia-, dia- + ourein, to urinate

OTHER FORMS:
diu·retic·al·ly(Adverb)


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