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thinner, dilutent, solvent

A volatile liquid used to dilute and lower the viscosity of paints, adhesives, etc.
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The use of monosaccharides, disaccharides, and trisaccharides in synthetic dilutents for the storage of ram spermatozoa at 37[degrees]C and 5[degrees]C.
Dilutents for Alkaline Phosphatase and HRP based conjugates.
(4) Webster, G., Chemistry and Technology of UV and EB Formulation for Coatings, Inks, and Paints: Prepolymers and Reactive Dilutents for UV and EB Curable Formulations, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1997.
As the network is expanded by absorption of the dilutents, entropy forces between the tie-points (crosslink points) increases and the swelling is limited (ref.
Lowering pungency is relatively simple, assuming the use of non or low-pungent ingredients -- including tomatoes, fruits, onions, low heat/no heat chiles, or dilutents like water, emulsifiers, or thickeners -- are compatible with the recipe.
These materials include elastic substances to increase impact resistance and flexibility; dilutents or solvents to reduce the viscosity; or fillers like glass fiber, alumina, silica sand, clay, metal powders and flakes to change properties such as heat and electrical resistance, fire retardance, strength and adhesion to certain substrates or materials.
The important thing to remember in taking cyclosporine is to be consistent in the dilutents used and in the dosing schedule with respect to meals."