to make (a liquid) thinner or weaker by the addition of water or the like.
to make fainter, as a color.
to reduce the strength, force, or efficiency of by admixture.
to become diluted.
reduced in strength, as a chemical by admixture; weak:
a dilute solution.
The other obvious way to help your body deal with excessive toxins from that large meal is to dilute the toxins by drinking more.
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“The comparisons tend to dilute the real significance of the Holocaust,” he says.
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To dilute the bitterness, the less-than-brave steep them in green tea.
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The minute you undermine the insurance, or dilute it, a bank run might ensue.
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I also refuse to dilute the power of the accusation through inaccurate overuse.
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Boil this water for an hour, adding a pinch of salt, and use it to dilute the milk instead of water.
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Find the bottle marked “HCl, dilute 1-3,” in which the acid is already diluted.
Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
It is heated to boiling, and dilute sulphuric acid is added till no further precipitation takes place.
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dilute with water in the proportion of one part of the solution to seventy-five of water.
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When this is the case, it is placed once more in the dilute sulphuric acid.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 433, April 19, 1884 Various
to make or become less concentrated, esp by adding water or a thinner
to make or become weaker in force, effect, etc: he diluted his story
(of a solution, suspension, mixture, etc) having a low concentration or a concentration that has been reduced by admixture
(of a substance) present in solution, esp a weak solution in water: dilute acetic acid
1550s, from Latin dilutus, past participle of diluere “dissolve, wash away, dilute,” from dis- “apart” + -luere, comb. form of lavere “to wash” (see lave). Related: Diluted; diluting. As an adjective from c.1600.
dilute di·lute (dī-lōōt’, dĭ-)
v. di·lut·ed, di·lut·ing, di·lutes
To reduce a solution or mixture in concentration, quality, strength, or purity, as by adding water. adj.
Thinned or weakened by diluting.
the act of or the state of being . something . Historical Examples Tables were prepared by means of which simple calculations for the dilution of any given latex could be made. The Preparation of Plantation Rubber Sidney Morgan For the second dilution it would take 10,000 drops, or about a pint. Medical Essays Oliver […]
pertaining to diphtheria. affected by diphtheria. Historical Examples When fever sets in within a few hours it means very much more frequently pneumonia than diphtheritic fever. A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various You’ve only got a weak chest, but I’ve got a diphtheritic throat! The Open Question Elizabeth Robins But […]
- Anti discrimination
an act or instance of , or of making a distinction. treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit: racial and religious intolerance and discrimination. the power […]
a person who advocates antidisestablishmentarianism. of or relating to antidisestablishmentarianism.