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di·lute

 (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.
adj.
Weakened; diluted.

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

di·lut′er, di·lut′or n.
di·lu′tive adj.
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dilute

(daɪˈluːt)
vb
1. to make or become less concentrated, esp by adding water or a thinner
2. to make or become weaker in force, effect, etc: he diluted his story.
adj
(Chemistry) chem
a. (of a solution, suspension, mixture, etc) having a low concentration or a concentration that has been reduced by admixture
b. (of a substance) present in solution, esp a weak solution in water: dilute acetic acid.
[C16: from Latin dīluere, from dis- apart + -luere, from lavāre to wash]
ˌdiluˈtee n
diˈluter n
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di•lute

(dɪˈlut, daɪ-; adj. also ˈdaɪ lut)

v. -lut•ed, -lut•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. 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.
v.i.
4. to become diluted.
adj.
5. reduced in strength, as a chemical by admixture; weak.
[1545–55; < Latin dīlūtus, past participle of dīluere to wash away, dissolve]
di•lut′er, di•lu′tor, n.
di•lu′tive, adj.
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di·lute

(dī-lo͞ot′)
To make a substance less concentrated by adding a liquid such as water.
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dilute


Past participle: diluted
Gerund: diluting

Imperative
dilute
dilute
Present
I dilute
you dilute
he/she/it dilutes
we dilute
you dilute
they dilute
Preterite
I diluted
you diluted
he/she/it diluted
we diluted
you diluted
they diluted
Present Continuous
I am diluting
you are diluting
he/she/it is diluting
we are diluting
you are diluting
they are diluting
Present Perfect
I have diluted
you have diluted
he/she/it has diluted
we have diluted
you have diluted
they have diluted
Past Continuous
I was diluting
you were diluting
he/she/it was diluting
we were diluting
you were diluting
they were diluting
Past Perfect
I had diluted
you had diluted
he/she/it had diluted
we had diluted
you had diluted
they had diluted
Future
I will dilute
you will dilute
he/she/it will dilute
we will dilute
you will dilute
they will dilute
Future Perfect
I will have diluted
you will have diluted
he/she/it will have diluted
we will have diluted
you will have diluted
they will have diluted
Future Continuous
I will be diluting
you will be diluting
he/she/it will be diluting
we will be diluting
you will be diluting
they will be diluting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been diluting
you have been diluting
he/she/it has been diluting
we have been diluting
you have been diluting
they have been diluting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been diluting
you will have been diluting
he/she/it will have been diluting
we will have been diluting
you will have been diluting
they will have been diluting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been diluting
you had been diluting
he/she/it had been diluting
we had been diluting
you had been diluting
they had been diluting
Conditional
I would dilute
you would dilute
he/she/it would dilute
we would dilute
you would dilute
they would dilute
Past Conditional
I would have diluted
you would have diluted
he/she/it would have diluted
we would have diluted
you would have diluted
they would have diluted
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dilute

1. To mix a powder, e.g. flour, with a liquid.
2. To add water to a concentrated liquid.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dilute - lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"
weaken - lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"
water down - make less strong or intense; "water down the mixture"
2.dilute - corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"
stretch, extend - increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance; "stretch the soup by adding some more cream"; "extend the casserole with a little rice"
spoil, corrupt - alter from the original
water down - thin by adding water to; "They watered down the moonshine"
doctor, doctor up, sophisticate - alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"
Adj.1.dilute - reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity; "diluted alcohol"; "a dilute solution"; "dilute acetic acid"
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dilute

verb
1. water down, thin (out), weaken, adulterate, add water to, make thinner, cut (informal) Dilute the syrup well with cooled, boiled water.
water down concentrate, strengthen, thicken, condense
2. reduce, weaken, diminish, temper, decrease, lessen, diffuse, quell, mitigate, tone down, attenuate, disempower It was a clear attempt to dilute black voting power.
reduce strengthen, intensify
adjective
1. watered down, weak, diluted, watery, cut (informal) a dilute solution of bleach
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dilute

verb
To lessen the strength of by or as if by admixture:
adjective
Lower than normal in strength or concentration due to admixture:
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Translations
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fortyndefortyndetspæde op
laimennettulaimentaaohentaaheikennettyheikentää
razrijeđenrazrijediti
hígíthígított
deyfa, veikjaòynnaþynnaþynntþynntur
希釈した希釈する
희석된희석하다
affligeredeminueredilueredilutadilutum
atskiedimasatskiestasatskiesti
atšķaidītatšķaidīts
riediťzriedený
razredčiti
spä ututspädd
เจือจางทำให้เจือจาง
loãngpha loãng

dilute

[daɪˈluːt]
A. VT
1. [+ fruit juice, flavour] → diluir
"dilute to taste" (in instructions) → "diluya a su gusto"
2. (fig) [+ power] → debilitar; [+ effect] → reducir
B. ADJdiluido
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dilute

[daɪˈluːt]
vt
[+ liquid] → diluer
(= decrease) [+ belief, quality, value] → affaiblir
adj [solution] → dilué(e)
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dilute

vt orange juice, milk etcverdünnen; colourdämpfen, abschwächen; (fig)mildern, (ab)schwächen; power, influenceschwächen; dilute to tastenach Geschmack verdünnen
adjverdünnt
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dilute

[daɪˈluːt]
1. vt (concentrated liquid) → diluire, allungare; (wine) → annacquare (fig) (statement, concept) → diluire
"dilute to taste" → "aggiungere acqua a piacere"
2. adjdiluito/a
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dilute

(daiˈljuːt) verb
to lessen the strength etc of by mixing especially with water. You are supposed to dilute that lime juice with water.
adjective
reduced in strength; weak. dilute acid.
diˈlution noun
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dilute

مُخَفَّف, يُخفِف بإضافة الماء ředit, zředěný fortynde, fortyndet verdünnen, verdünnt αραιωμένος, αραιώνω diluido, diluir laimennettu, laimentaa dilué, diluer razrijeđen, razrijediti diluire, diluito 希釈した, 希釈する 희석된, 희석하다 verdund, verdunnen spe, utvannet rozcieńczony, rozpuścić diluído, diluir разбавленный, разбавлять spä ut, utspädd เจือจาง, ทำให้เจือจาง sulandırılmış, sulandırmak loãng, pha loãng 稀释, 稀释过的
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dilute

adj diluido; vt diluir
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