MEANING: adjective: Causing an increased production of urine.
noun: A substance that causes such an increase.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin diureticus, from Greek diouretikos, from diourein (to urinate), from dia- (across) + ourein (urinate), from ouron (urine). Earliest documented use: 1400.

DOURETIC - possessing a sour disposition because of annoying urination problems

DIURECTIC - having an appetite that waxes and wanes in a 24-hour cycle

DIUREMIC - twice as much kidney failure as it used to be