Dilute Definition

dī-lo͝ot, dĭ-
diluted, dilutes, diluting
verb
diluted, dilutes, diluting
To become diluted.
Webster's New World
To thin down or weaken as by mixing with water or other liquid.
Webster's New World
To change or weaken (in brilliance, force, effect, etc.) by mixing with something else.
Webster's New World
To decrease the value of (shares of stock) by increasing the total number of shares.
American Heritage
(stock market) To cause the value of individual shares to decrease by increasing the total number of shares.
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adjective
Diluted.
Webster's New World

Having a low concentration.

Clean the panel with a dilute, neutral cleaner.
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Origin of Dilute

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin dīluere dīlūt- dī-, dis- apart, away dis– -luere to wash (from lavere leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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