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Dilute meaning

dilute - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. To make thinner or more liquid by admixture with something; to thin and dissolve by mixing.
  2. 2. To diminish the strength, flavor, color, etc., of, by mixing; to reduce, especially by the addition of water; to temper; to attenuate; to weaken.
  3. 3. To become attenuated, thin, or weak; as, it dilutes easily.
  4. 4. Diluted; thin; weak.
  5. 5. To thin or weaken by mixing with another fluid, especially water.
  6. 6. To become thinner.
  7. 7. Diluted.
  8. 8. To make thinner; weaken with water, & c.

dilute - examples of usage

  1. This is to dilute the poison by filling the stomach with warm water and then to bring about vomiting as quickly as possible. - "A Handbook of Health", Woods Hutchinson.
  2. We have only to dilute the solution till it has no effect on the protoplasm of the vegetable cells. - "The Mechanism of Life", Stéphane Leduc.
  3. It does not yield glucose when boiled with dilute hydrochloric acid. - "The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines", T. H. Pardo de Tavera.
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