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 (dī-lo͞ot′, dĭ-)
tr.v. di·lut·ed, di·lut·ing, di·lutes
1. To make thinner or less concentrated by adding a liquid such as water.
2. To lessen the force, strength, purity, or brilliance of, especially by admixture.
3. To decrease the value of (shares of stock) by increasing the total number of shares.
Weakened; diluted.

[Latin dīluere, dīlūt- : dī-, dis-, apart, away; see dis- + -luere, to wash (from lavere; see leu(ə)- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]

di·lut′er, di·lut′or n.
di·lu′tive adj.
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Adj.1.diluted - reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity; "diluted alcohol"; "a dilute solution"; "dilute acetic acid"
undiluted - not diluted; "undiluted milk"; "an undiluted racial strain"


adjective watered down, thinned, weak, weakened, dilute, watery, adulterated, cut (informal), wishy-washy (informal) Encourage your child to drink diluted fruit juice.


مُخَفَّف zředěný fortyndet verdünnt αραιωμένος diluido laimennettu dilué razrijeđen diluito 希釈した 희석된 verdund utvannet rozcieńczony diluído разбавленный utspädd ทำให้เจือจาง sulandırılmış loãng 稀释过的
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His character, indeed, might be traced all the way down, as distinctly as if the Colonel himself, a little diluted, had been gifted with a sort of intermittent immortality on earth.
The dim reflection of a remembered splendour, a colourless and manifold diluted repetition of what they had beheld in proud old London -- we will not say at a royal coronation, but at a Lord Mayor's show -- might be traced in the customs which our forefathers instituted, with reference to the annual installation of magistrates.
However, the masts did not go overboard; and by and bye we scrambled down, so sober, that we had to pass the flip again, though the savage salt spray bursting down the forecastle scuttle, rather too much diluted and pickled it to my taste.
Not even on the river bank was the snow white--the rain which fell was a diluted solution of smoke, and Jurgis' hands and face were streaked with black.
And then she diluted the compliment by adding, "But it's power- ful seldom you're a mind to, I'm bound to say.
It's presentation below the threshold, you know, diluted presentation.
Moreover, the art attains its end within narrower limits; for the concentrated effect is more pleasurable than one which is spread over a long time and so diluted.
But that sort of glow dies out: memory gets sadly diluted with time, and is not strong enough to revive us.
Zaffre, digested in aqua regia, and diluted with four times its weight of water, is sometimes employed; a green tint results.
But it is not with the Scotch as it is with the English, to whom that fluid flesh which is called blood is a paramount necessity; the Scotch, a poor and sober race, live upon a little barley crushed between two stones, diluted with the water of the fountain, and cooked upon another stone, heated.
At first the sound, carrying diluted through the still air, resembled the beating of an artery in the head.
The considerate kindness of the Angel mollified me in no little measure; and, aided by the water with which he diluted my Port more than once, I at length regained sufficient temper to listen to his very extraordinary discourse.