[ UK /da‍ɪlˈuːt/ ]
[ US /daɪˈɫut, dɪˈɫut/ ]
  1. reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity
    a dilute solution
    diluted alcohol
    dilute acetic acid
  1. lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
    cut bourbon
  2. corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
    adulterate liquor
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How To Use dilute In A Sentence

  • Water dilutes, dissolves and helps eliminate toxins and trash that could otherwise inhibit immune function, muscle recovery and growth.
  • Human basophil degranulation triggered by very dilute antiserum against IgE". Dana Ullman: Nobel Prize Winner Takes Homeopathy Seriously
  • The circulating nurse instills tetracaine hydrochloride drops to decrease the burning sensation of the diluted povidone-iodine solution.
  • Existing shareholders are less diluted. Times, Sunday Times
  • Here was someone who did not allow the horrific hand of commercialism to dilute his message.
  • A team of chemists found that when certain substances are diluted in water, the molecules clump together instead of getting further apart, as common sense would suggest.
  • Linear perspective is not a major concern for these painters, but the some paintings do achieve a sense of aerial depth through the mixture of brush strokes and the varied diluteness of ink. Stories from The Sun
  • He fixed her with a mildly reproving glance which diluted quickly into a fond grin.
  • It can be sprayed directly onto a surface for extreme malodors, or diluted with water and sprayed.
  • The amethyst is a brilliant transparent stone of a purple colour resembling that of diluted wine and varying in shade from the violet purple to rose. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon
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