|1.||to make or become less concentrated, esp by adding water or a thinner|
|2.||to make or become weaker in force, effect, etc: he diluted his story|
|a. (of a solution, suspension, mixture, etc) having a low concentration or a concentration that has been reduced by admixture|
|b. (of a substance) present in solution, esp a weak solution in water: dilute acetic acid|
|[C16: from Latin dīluere, from dis- apart + -luere, from lavāre to wash]|
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