To dilute is defined as to make thinner or less intense by mixing with something else.verb
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- to thin down or weaken as by mixing with water or other liquid
- to change or weaken (in brilliance, force, effect, etc.) by mixing with something else
Origin: < L dilutus, pp. of diluere, to wash away < dis-, off, from + luere, var. of lavare, to lave
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transitive verb di·lut·ed, di·lut·ing, di·lutes
- To make thinner or less concentrated by adding a liquid such as water.
- To lessen the force, strength, purity, or brilliance of, especially by admixture.
- To decrease the value of (shares of stock) by increasing the total number of shares.
Origin: Latin dīluere, dīlūt- : dī-, dis-, apart, away; see dis- + -luere, to wash (from lavere; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots).
- di·lutˈer, di·lutˈor noun
- di·luˈtive adjective
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