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Dilute

Dilute Meaning & Definition
Dilute Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Dilute?

[adj] reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity; "diluted alcohol"; "a dilute solution"; "dilute acetic acid"
[v] lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"
[v] corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Dilute: adulterate | cut | cut | debase | diluted | reduce | stretch | thin | thin out | thinned | washy | watery | weak | weakened | white

Related Terms | Find terms related to Dilute: abate | adulterate | adulterated | alleviate | alter | attenuate | baptize | bastardize | bate | blow off | cast forth | clear away | contaminate | corrupt | cut | debase | decrease | denaturalize | denature | diluted | diminish | dispel | dissipate | dissolve | doctor | doctor up | drive away | ease | emacerate | emaciate | etherealize | evaporate | expand | extenuate | fortify | impaired | impoverished | irrigate | lace | lessen | liquefy | mitigate | moderate | modify | pollute | qualify | rarefy | reduce | reduced | remit | slacken | sophisticated | spike | subtilize | tamper with | temper | thicken | thin | thin away | thin down | thin out | volatilize | washy | water | water down | watered-down | waterish | watery | weak | weaken | weakened

See Also | corrupt | doctor | doctor up | sophisticate | spoil | water down | weaken

Dilute In Webster's Dictionary

\Di*lute"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Diluted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Diluting}.] [L. dilutus, p. p. of diluere to wash away, dilute; di- = dis- + luere, equiv. to lavare to wash, lave. See {Lave}, and cf. {Deluge}.] 1. To make thinner or more liquid by admixture with something; to thin and dissolve by mixing. Mix their watery store. With the chyle's current, and dilute it more. --Blackmore. 2. To diminish the strength, flavor, color, etc., of, by mixing; to reduce, especially by the addition of water; to temper; to attenuate; to weaken. Lest these colors should be diluted and weakened by the mixture of any adventitious light. --Sir I. Newton.
\Di*lute"\, v. i. To become attenuated, thin, or weak; as, it dilutes easily.
\Di*lute"\, a. [L. dilutus, p. p.] Diluted; thin; weak. A dilute and waterish exposition. --Hopkins.

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