Definition of "dilute" []

  • To make thinner or less concentrated by adding a liquid such as water. (verb-transitive)
  • To lessen the force, strength, purity, or brilliance of, especially by admixture. (verb-transitive)
  • To decrease the value of (shares of stock) by increasing the total number of shares. (verb-transitive)
  • Weakened; diluted. (adjective)
  • To make or become less concentrated, esp by adding water or a thinner (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To make or become weaker in force, effect, etc (verb)
  • (of a solution, suspension, mixture, etc) having a low concentration or a concentration that has been reduced by admixture (adjective)
  • (of a substance) present in solution, esp a weak solution in water (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "dilute" in a sentence
  • "The experimental search for BEC in dilute gases started early with the use of spin-polarised hydrogen in"
  • "Polymer molecules in dilute solutions form loops, or"
  • ""osmotic pressure" in solutions which are sufficiently dilute is proportionate to the concentration and the absolute temperature so that this pressure can be represented by a formula which only deviates from the formula for gas pressure by a coefficient"