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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dilute  \Di*lute"\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  attenuated,  thin,  or  weak;  as  it  dilutes  easily. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dilute  \Di*lute"\,  a.  [L.  dilutus  p.  p.] 
  Diluted;  thin;  weak. 
 
  A  dilute  and  waterish  exposition.  --Hopkins. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dilute  \Di*lute"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Diluted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Diluting}.]  [L.  dilutus  p.  p.  of  diluere  to  wash  away 
  dilute;  di-  =  dis-  +  luere,  equiv.  to  lavare  to  wash,  lave. 
  See  {Lave},  and  cf  {Deluge}.] 
  1.  To  make  thinner  or  more  liquid  by  admixture  with 
  something  to  thin  and  dissolve  by  mixing. 
 
  Mix  their  watery  store.  With  the  chyle's  current, 
  and  dilute  it  more  --Blackmore. 
 
  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. 
 
  Lest  these  colors  should  be  diluted  and  weakened  by 
  the  mixture  of  any  adventitious  light.  --Sir  I. 
  Newton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dilute 
  adj  :  reduced  in  strength  or  concentration  or  quality  or  purity; 
  "diluted  alcohol";  "a  dilute  solution";  "dilute  acetic 
  acid"  [syn:  {diluted}]  [ant:  {undiluted}] 
  v  1:  lessen  the  strength  or  flavor  of  a  solution  or  mixture;  "cut 
  bourbon"  [syn:  {thin},  {thin  out},  {reduce},  {cut}] 
  2:  add  water  to  a  mixture  to  dilute  it  "adulterate  liquor" 
  [syn:  {adulterate},  {stretch},  {water  down},  {debase}] 




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