Definitions for dilutedɪˈlut, daɪ-; ˈdaɪ lut

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

di•lutedɪˈlut, daɪ-; ˈdaɪ lut(adj. also; v.; adj.)-lut•ed, -lut•ing

  1. (v.t.)to make (a liquid) thinner or weaker by the addition of water or the like.

  2. to make fainter, as a color.

  3. to reduce the strength, force, or efficiency of by admixture.

  4. (v.i.)to become diluted.

  5. (adj.)reduced in strength, as a chemical by admixture; weak.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of dilute:

1545–55; < L dīlūtus, ptp. of dīluere to wash away, dissolve


Princeton's WordNet

  1. diluted, dilute(verb)

    reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity

    "diluted alcohol"; "a dilute solution"; "dilute acetic acid"

  2. dilute, thin, thin out, reduce, cut(verb)

    lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture

    "cut bourbon"

  3. load, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase(verb)

    corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones

    "adulterate liquor"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dilute(verb)ɪˈlut, daɪ-; adj. also ˈdaɪ lut

    to make a liquid weaker by adding water

    to dilute the mixture


  1. dilute(Verb)

    To make thinner by adding solvent to a solution; especially by adding water.

  2. dilute(Verb)

    To weaken, especially by adding a foreign substance.

  3. dilute(Verb)

    To cause the value of individual shares to decrease by increasing the total number of shares.

  4. dilute(Adjective)

    Having a low concentration.

    Clean the panel with a dilute, neutral cleaner.

  5. dilute(Adjective)

    Weak; reduced in strength due to dilution, diluted.

  6. Origin: From dilutus, from diluere, from di-, dis- + luere. See lave, and compare deluge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dilute(verb)

    to make thinner or more liquid by admixture with something; to thin and dissolve by mixing

  2. Dilute(verb)

    to diminish the strength, flavor, color, etc., of, by mixing; to reduce, especially by the addition of water; to temper; to attenuate; to weaken

  3. Dilute(verb)

    to become attenuated, thin, or weak; as, it dilutes easily

  4. Dilute(adj)

    diluted; thin; weak

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reduced in strength; weak

dilute acid.

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