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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

thinner, dilutent, solvent

A volatile liquid used to dilute and lower the viscosity of paints, adhesives, etc.
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The vaccine is packaged in 100-dose vial and accompanied by a diluent.
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At strain rate 0.01 [s.sup.-1] the stress is reduced proportionally to the fraction of oligomeric diluent (D1), however the effect of the higher molecular weight diluent (D2) is milder as suggested by comparison PSD60 with the "monomodal" sample.
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The end-user simply advances the plunger to mix the lyophilized powder with the diluent, before swirling the device to complete reconstitution.