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Dilute Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • 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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'Dilute' example sentence in quotations

* 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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Dilute Sample Sentences in News

  • Distractions dilute drama series’ impact
    ABS-CBN’s third and last “Christmaserye,” “Exchange Gift,” recently concluded its run, giving fans of KC Concepcion and Paulo Avelino a special surge, because the abridged TV series featured the first screen outing for their new “real-and-reel” love team. Read more on this news related to 'Dilute'
  • Mega divestment in Coal India on Jan 30
    The Centre will dilute 5 per cent of its stake in Coal India on Friday and offer up to 5 per cent additionally under a ‘greenshoe option’. The Government proposes to sell over 31.58 crore shares in the PSU with an option to sell an equal number of additional shares. Read more on this news related to 'Dilute'
  • Supreme Court may dilute EEOC’s aggressive legal strategy
    The U.S. Supreme Court appears highly likely to take some degree of judicial review of whether the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission must seek conciliation with employers before suing them for violating federal law. Read more on this news related to 'Dilute'

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