What does dilute mean?

Definitions for dilutedɪˈlut, daɪ-; ˈdaɪ lut

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dilute.

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steve Maraboli:

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

  2. Joel Katz:

    Make a strong solution, dilute it down, bring people in for a series of shots to desensitize them.

  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. Ferragamo SpA:

    The defendants are likely to cause consumer confusion with the plaintiff, as well as to dilute the plaintiff's trademarks, which include two federally registered trademarks for wine, the defendants' acts have caused, and will continue to cause, irreparable injury to Vince Ferragamo.

Images & Illustrations of dilute

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Translations for dilute

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • разреждам, разреден, разводнявамBulgarian
  • zředit, ředitCzech
  • verdünnen, verwässernGerman
  • 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

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