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Dilute Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"
  • corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"
  • reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity; "diluted alcohol"; "a dilute solution"; "dilute acetic acid"

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Dilute Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


In chemistry, concentration is how much of a substance is mixed with another substance.

The substance that is dissolved (shown as the red dye in the example) is known as the solute. The substance in which the solute is dissolved (shown as the water in the example) is known as the solvent.

To concentrate a solution, one must add more solute, or reduce the amount of solvent. To dilute a solution, one must add more solvent, or reduce the amount of solute.



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* Any great truth can -- and eventually will -- be expressed as a cliche -- a cliche is a sure and certain way to dilute an idea. For instance, my grandmother used to say, 'The black cat is always the last one off the fence.' I have no idea what she meant, but at one time, it was undoubtedly true. - Solomon Short


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  • Will foil any attempt to dilute distinct identity of Jammu and Kashmir: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed
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  • Swamy calls Chidambaram's suggestion to dilute AFSPA 'idiotic'
    New Delhi/Bhopal, Nov. 15 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday lashed out at Congress leader P. Chidambaram over his comment that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) should be amended during the Winter Session of Parliament, saying it was an idiotic suggestion. Read more on this news related to 'Dilute'
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