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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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  • Follow label directions for dilution to avoid burning plants.
  • But if too much dilution occurs, the water will get lighter, idling on top and stalling out the system.
  • Therefore the only acceptable dilution is zero discharged pollutants.
  • Many professors look with horror on such a dilution of the tests.
  • Despite the prospect of dilution, shareholders reacted positively in after-hours trading.
  • The dilution of other shareholders by awards of shares to executives has increased.
  • Radioactive contamination may be the one case for which the solution to pollution really is dilution.
  • It is an effect of the dilution of the solvent in the presence of a solute.
British Dictionary definitions for dilution

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 dilution
n.

1640s, noun of action from past participle stem of Latin diluere (see dilute).

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dilution 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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dilution 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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