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dilute

verb di·lute \ dī-ˈlüt , də- \

Definition of dilute

diluted; diluting
transitive verb
1 :attenuate
  • dilute the power of the mayoralty
  • diluting the quality of the finished product
2 :to make thinner or more liquid by admixture
  • diluted wine
  • diluting juice with water
3 :to diminish the strength, flavor, or brilliance of by admixture
  • dilute a color
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

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Origin and Etymology of dilute

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

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dilute

adjective

Definition of dilute

:weak, diluted
  • a dilute acid solution

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

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Origin and Etymology of dilute

dilute Synonyms

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DILUTE Defined for English Language Learners

dilute

verb

Definition of dilute for English Language Learners

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

  • : to lessen the strength of (something)


dilute

adjective

Definition of dilute for English Language Learners

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


DILUTE Defined for Kids

dilute

verb di·lute \ dī-ˈlüt , də- \

Definition of dilute for Students

diluted; diluting
:to make thinner or more liquid by adding something Mom diluted the punch with water.

Medical Dictionary

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dilute

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

medical Definition of dilute

diluted; diluting
:to make thinner or more liquid by admixture

diluter

also dilutor play \-ər\ noun

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dilute

adjective

medical Definition of dilute

:of relatively low strength or concentration
  • a dilute solution

Law Dictionary

dilute

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

legal Definition of dilute

diluted; diluting
:to cause dilution of


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