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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diluted, diluteverb

    reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity

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

  2. dilute, thin, thin out, reduce, cutverb

    lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture

    "cut bourbon"

  3. load, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debaseverb

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

    "adulterate liquor"


  1. diluteverb

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

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

  2. diluteverb

    To weaken, especially by adding a foreign substance.

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

  3. diluteverb

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

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

  4. diluteadjective

    Having a low concentration.

    Clean the panel with a dilute, neutral cleaner.

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

  5. diluteadjective

    Weak; reduced in strength due to dilution, diluted.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diluteverb

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

    Etymology: [L. dilutus, p. p.]

  2. Diluteverb

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

    Etymology: [L. dilutus, p. p.]

  3. Diluteverb

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

    Etymology: [L. dilutus, p. p.]

  4. Diluteadjective

    diluted; thin; weak

    Etymology: [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. Dilute

    thinned out: applied to color means weak or pale.

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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. 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.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Always be true to yourself, committed to your dreams, in sync with your passions, and sincere with your values. Never dilute any of those with the expectations from others that you don't agree with. The moment you make compromises, you'll lose your identity, your character, and most importantly, your purpose in life....you may continue to exist but only physically, from that moment onwards.

  3. 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.

  4. Bruce Smith:

    The simple answer is that the Church prefers to do translation where the people are, paradigm 3.0 Bible translation is all about church engagement from beginning to end. Dislocated translations delay and dilute the impact to the local communities.

  5. Burt Ward:

    The studio said ‘[ABC] doesn’t want you to do it… We’ve got the hottest show on television, and we don’t want to dilute you doing something else, so you can’t do it,’ i was really dejected. I thought I should do this. So I called Larry and... I told him I wanted to do it so badly, but I can’t. He said, ‘Don’t worry about it. It’s a small movie.’ By the way, the name of the movie was ‘The Graduate.’ When they couldn’t get me, they got another young actor name Dustin Hoffman.

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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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    (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
    • A. elusive
    • B. ambidextrous
    • C. tacky
    • D. eminent

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