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Dilute Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    dilute adj : reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity; "diluted alcohol"; "a dilute solution"; "dilute acetic acid" [syn: diluted] [ant: undiluted] v
  1. lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon" [syn: thin, thin out, reduce, cut]
  2. corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor" [syn: adulterate, stretch, debase]
Dilute Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Dilute \Di*lute"\, v. i. To become attenuated, thin, or weak; as, it dilutes easily.
Dilute Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Dilute \Di*lute"\, a. [L. dilutus, p. p.] Diluted; thin; weak. A dilute and waterish exposition. --Hopkins.
Dilute Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Dilute \Di*lute"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Diluted; p. pr. & vb. n. Diluting.] [L. dilutus, p. p. of diluere to wash away, dilute; di- = dis- + luere, equiv. to lavare to wash, lave. See Lave, and cf. Deluge.]
  1. To make thinner or more liquid by admixture with something; to thin and dissolve by mixing. Mix their watery store. With the chyle's current, and dilute it more. --Blackmore.
  2. To diminish the strength, flavor, color, etc., of, by mixing; to reduce, especially by the addition of water; to temper; to attenuate; to weaken. Lest these colors should be diluted and weakened by the mixture of any adventitious light. --Sir I. Newton.
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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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