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diluent

[′dil·yə·wənt]
(chemistry)
An inert substance added to some other substance or solution so that the volume of the latter substance is increased and its concentration per unit volume is decreased.

thinner, dilutent, solvent

A volatile liquid used to dilute and lower the viscosity of paints, adhesives, etc.
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5 g of component B was dissolved in 15 mL of diluent ["-octane or carbon tetrachloride (C[C1.
9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pembina Pipeline Corporation ("Pembina" or the "Company") (TSX: PPL; NYSE: PBA) today announced plans to proceed with construction of the Canadian Diluent Hub ("CDH"), a large-scale condensate and diluent terminal at its Heartland Terminal site near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.
In addition to the direct and immediate savings of using less diluent, EZ Flow has other benefits.
In many cases, reactive diluents used in the formulation of high-solid coatings have resulted in reduced performance.
In Experiment 1, the effect of sucrose concentrations in the diluents on the intensity of motility and progressive motility of sperm during incubation are presented in Table 3 and 4, respectively.
Each Dry-Bag contains pre-weighed dehydrated culture medium or diluent and is irradiated for sterility.
Comparisons of reactive diluents are only applicable within the same chemical class.
The investigation also closed 30 Baltimore area businesses engaged in paraphernalia sales, a California chemical wholesaler specializing in the national distribution of diluents and adulterants, and an importing company that distributed diluents along the east coast of the United States used in selling 40,000 pounds of heroin at street-level purity with a volume of drug sales approaching $1 billion.
Traditionally, pharmacists have compounded drugs and diluents from glass vials.
They are examining different types of sponges, surfactants that help detach organisms from the carcass and different types of diluents that might better meet transportation requirements.
The new systems reportedly use diluents to lower VOCs and to permit polishing without cryogenics.
He's found that the pulpy gel from the aloe vera plant--long touted for its healing properties--makes an ideal diluent component in extenders for semen.