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dilute

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verb, di·lute \dī-ˈlüt, də-\

Simple Definition of dilute

  • : to make (a liquid) thinner or less strong by adding water or another liquid

  • : to lessen the strength of (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dilute

diluteddiluting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  attenuate

  3. 2 :  to make thinner or more liquid by admixture <diluted wine>

  4. 3 :  to diminish the strength, flavor, or brilliance of by admixture <dilute a color>

  5. 4 :  to decrease the per share value of (common stock) by increasing the total number of shares

diluter or dilutor play \-ˈlü-tər\ noun
dilutive play \-ˈlü-tiv\ adjective

Examples of dilute in a sentence

  1. You can dilute the medicine with water.

  2. The hiring of the new CEO diluted the power of the company's president.

  3. diluting the quality of our products



Origin of dilute

Latin dilutus, past participle of diluere to wash away, dilute, from di- + lavere to wash — more at lye


First Known Use: circa 1555

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dilute

adjective di·lute

Simple Definition of dilute

  • : reduced in strength as a result of containing an added liquid

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dilute

diluteness noun

Examples of dilute in a sentence

  1. a dilute solution of acid

  2. <a dilute acid that's safe to handle in the classroom>



1605

First Known Use of dilute

1605

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DILUTE Defined for Kids

dilute

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verb di·lute \dī-ˈlüt, də-\

Definition of dilute for Students

diluteddiluting

  1. :  to make thinner or more liquid by adding something <Mom diluted the punch with water.>




Medical Dictionary

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dilute

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transitive verb di·lute \dī-ˈlüt, də-\

Medical Definition of dilute

diluted; diluting

  1. :  to make thinner or more liquid by admixture

diluter also dilutor \-ər\play noun



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dilute

adjective di·lute

Medical Definition of dilute

  1. :  of relatively low strength or concentration <a dilute solution>




Law Dictionary

dilute

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transitive verb di·lute \dī-ˈlüt, də-\

Legal Definition of dilute

diluteddiluting

  1. :  to cause dilution of





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