And in France itself, those trends have diluted what people here still like to believe is their “exceptionalism.”
But that quality got diluted as the site expanded into the behemoth it is today, he said.
The idea that blends are just “diluted malts” was born and has contributed to its lasting image problem, Broom says.
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.