|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]|
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.