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dilution

[dih-loo-shuh n, dahy-] /dɪˈlu ʃən, daɪ-/
noun
1.
the act of diluting or the state of being diluted.
2.
something diluted.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; dilute + -ion
Related forms
antidilution, adjective
nondilution, noun
overdilution, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for antidilution

dilution

/daɪˈluːʃən/
noun
1.
the act of diluting or state of being diluted
2.
a diluted solution
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Word Origin and History for antidilution
dilution
1640s, noun of action from L. from dilut-, pp. stem of diluere (see dilute).
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antidilution in Medicine

dilution di·lu·tion (dī-lōō'shən, dĭ-)
n.

  1. The act of reducing the concentration of a mixture or solution.

  2. A diluted solution.

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antidilution in Science
dilution
  (dĭ-l'shən)   
The process of making a substance less concentrated by adding a solvent, such as water.
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