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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diuretic  \Di`u*ret"ic\,  a.  [L.  diureticus  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  to  make 
  water;  ?  through  +  ?  to  make  water,  fr  ?  urine:  cf  F. 
  diur['e]tique.]  (Med.) 
  Tending  to  increase  the  secretion  and  discharge  of  urine.  -- 
  n.  A  medicine  with  diuretic  properties. 
 
  {Diuretic  salt}  (Med.),  potassium  acetate;  --  so  called 
  because  of  its  diuretic  properties. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diuretic 
  n  :  any  substance  that  tends  to  increase  the  flow  or  urine  [syn: 
  {diuretic  drug}] 




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