Definition of dilute :
1. Diluted; thin; weak.
2. To become attenuated, thin, or weak; as, it dilutes easily.
3. To diminish the strength, flavor, color, etc., of, by mixing; to reduce, especially by the addition of water; to temper; to attenuate; to weaken.
4. To make thinner or more liquid by admixture with something; to thin and dissolve by mixing.
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dilute (part of speech: verb)
- The flaccid and cowardly Imperialism, that had already begun to dilute and weaken our national blood, gradually turned aside before the new current which permeated our people. - "A Century of Wrong", F. W. Reitz.
- This should make the stock bottle, and when any is required for use, it is merely necessary to dilute it with a little cold water until the desired consistency is obtained, and to keep it in a small bottle, well corked, for use. - "The Book of Household Management", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.
- Again, the energy of a solution does not always follow the strength; very dilute solutions occasionally exercise a specific power not possessed in any degree by stronger. - "Logic, Inductive and Deductive", William Minto.