(third-person singular simple present dilutes, present participle diluting, simple past and past participle diluted)
- To make thinner by adding solvent to a solution; especially by adding water.
- To weaken, especially by adding a foreign substance.
- (stock market) To cause the value of individual shares to decrease by increasing the total number of shares.
- (intransitive) To become attenuated, thin, or weak.
- it dilutes easily
(comparative more dilute, superlative most dilute)
- Having a low concentration.
- Clean the panel with a dilute, neutral cleaner.
- Weak; reduced in strength due to dilution, diluted.
From Latin dilutus, from diluere (“to wash away, dissolve, cause to melt, dilute”), from di-, dis- (“away, apart”) + luere (“to wash”). See lave, and compare deluge.