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Meaning of dilute

di•lute

Pronunciation: (di-lt', dī-adj.also dī'lt), [key]
— v., adj. -lut•ed, -lut•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to make (a liquid) thinner or weaker by the addition of water or the like.
  2. to make fainter, as a color.
  3. to reduce the strength, force, or efficiency of by admixture.
—v.i.
  1. to become diluted.
—adj.
  1. reduced in strength, as a chemical by admixture; weak: a dilute solution.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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