Dilute meaning

dī-lo͝ot, dĭ-
To make thinner or less concentrated by adding a liquid such as water.
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To dilute is defined as to make thinner or less intense by mixing with something else.

An example of to dilute is to pour soda into a cup of liquor.

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To decrease the value of (shares of stock) by increasing the total number of shares.
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To make thinner by adding solvent to a solution; especially by adding water.
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To lessen the force, strength, purity, or brilliance of, especially by admixture.
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Weakened; diluted.
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To thin down or weaken as by mixing with water or other liquid.
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To change or weaken (in brilliance, force, effect, etc.) by mixing with something else.
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To become diluted.
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Diluted.
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To weaken, especially by adding a foreign substance.
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(stock market) To cause the value of individual shares to decrease by increasing the total number of shares.
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(intransitive) To become attenuated, thin, or weak.

It dilutes easily.

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Having a low concentration.

Clean the panel with a dilute, neutral cleaner.

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Weak; reduced in strength due to dilution, diluted.
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Origin of dilute

  • 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

  • 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