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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)

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.

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"