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diuretic

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Definition any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine, which causes the body to get rid of excess water
  • Asparagus is a natural diuretic.
  • You on any diuretics?
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Aureliano Segundo submitted secretly to the burning baths of permanganate and to diuretic waters, and both were cured separately after three months of secret suffering.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • I had, the evening before, drunk plentifully of a most delicious wine called glimigrim, (the Blefuscudians call it flunec, but ours is esteemed the better sort,) which is very diuretic.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver's Travels
  • He was on immunosuppressants so his body wouldn't reject the new heart, and since those made him prone to infection, he was taking high doses of antibiotics as well, and a diuretic had been prescribed to prevent fluid retention.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • She picks up a bottle of diuretic medicine, reads the directions.
    Bharati Mukherjee  --  Jasmine
  • Gallon jugs of white vinegar for his soaks: tubes of antibiotics for decubitus ulcers, support hose and diuretics for "dependent" edemas.
    Bharati Mukherjee  --  Jasmine
  • Blood pressure, diuretics, all sorts of skin creams.
    Bharati Mukherjee  --  Jasmine
  • ...sequent, then simultaneous, urinations were dissimilar: Bloom's longer, less irruent, in the incomplete form of the bifurcated penultimate alphabetical letter, who in his ultimate year at High School (1880) had been capable of attaining the point of greatest altitude against the whole concurrent strength of the institution, 210 scholars: Stephen's higher, more sibilant, who in the ultimate hours of the previous day had augmented by diuretic consumption an insistent vesical pressure.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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