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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

  • Palace appeals to lawmakers: Don’t dilute Bangsamoro law
    Malacañang on Tuesday appealed to lawmakers not to dilute the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which faces skepticism in Congress following the deadly January 25 Mamasapano clash. Read more on this news related to 'Dilute'
  • Afren defaults on $15m interest payment
    The group warns that any rescue is likely to come from its creditors and significantly dilute shareholders Read more on this news related to 'Dilute'
  • BBL changes inevitable
    Pressed to expedite passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), Congress leaders yesterday said changes in the proposal are inevitable as they vowed to ensure that it will be compliant with the Constitution. While changes are certain, Senate President Franklin Drilon and House Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte Jr. vowed not to dilute key provisions [ Read more on this news related to 'Dilute'

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