What does dilute mean?

Definitions for dilute
dɪˈlut, daɪ-; ˈdaɪ lutdi·lute

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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"


  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

  5. Origin: [L. dilutus, p. p.]


  1. Dilute

    Dilute is an indie/math rock band from Fremont, Sacramento, California. The band is currently on hiatus and members are in bands, Okay, Natural Dreamers, 31knots, and Jacques Kopstein. They have two albums and a live album with Hella. They have also been signed through three record deals, 54 40 or Fight!, Toad Records and Sickroom Records

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dilute

    dil-ūt′, v.t. to make thinner or more liquid: to diminish the strength, flavour, &c. of, by mixing, esp. with water.—v.i. to become mixed.—adj. diminished in strength by mixing with water.—adj. Dil′uent, diluting.—n. that which dilutes.—ns. Dilute′ness; Dilū′tion. [L. diluĕre, dilūtumdi, away from, luĕre, to wash.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dilute in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dilute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of dilute in a Sentence

  1. Kristen Clarke:

    We should not use this as a moment to dilute the unique problem of long standing discrimination and violence directed toward groups on the basis of race in our country.

  2. Steve Maraboli:

    Your fear of the truth does not hide or dilute it."

  3. Jessica Vaughan:

    Politicians should not dilute the vote of citizens by allowing those who have no claim to this privilege, and whose interests might conflict with the interests of citizens, to vote, besides, obtaining the right to vote is something that encourages legal immigrants to become citizens, which is beneficial to our country.

  4. The Six Million Dollar Man:

    After five years Lee Majors in 2015 . were still going strong, but the networks really started to dilute. That’s what networks do … [ But ] it was near 100 episodes and it was grueling. The hours were really, really long and I lived on the lot. I had an apartment there … And I just did n’t have a life for five years, and I was trying to maintain a marriage there with another popular girl.

  5. Neil Bailey:

    Hooters of America was worried [ that modifications would dilute the brand ] but we didn't have to take long to convince them, you ca n’t just come in with the mindset of ‘ I'm here now so accept it ’. It’s about adapting to your environment and knowing that you are the guest.

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Translations for dilute

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  • يميع \ يخففArabic
  • разреждам, разреден, разводнявамBulgarian
  • zředit, ředitCzech
  • verdünnen, verwässernGerman
  • diluidoSpanish
  • laiha, heikentää, jatkaa, laimennettu, laimentaa, mieto, laimea, vesittää, ohentaa, dilutoidaFinnish
  • diluer, couper, faible, dilué, diluéeFrench
  • דל, חלש, דילל, החליש, מדוללHebrew
  • híg, hígítHungarian
  • veikur, þynna, veikja, þynntur, þynntIcelandic
  • 薄めるJapanese
  • dilutus, diluere, imbecillus, deminuere, mollis, hebetare, affligereLatin
  • waimehaMāori
  • verdunnenDutch
  • rozcieńczać, rozcieńczonyPolish
  • diluirPortuguese
  • разведённый, разбавлять, разбавленный, разбавитьRussian
  • razblažitiSerbo-Croatian
  • tunna ut, späda utSwedish
  • Chinese

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