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dilute

di·lute

dilute

 
 
pronunciation:
dih lut [or] daI lut
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: diluted, dilutes, diluting
definition 1: to make (a solution) thinner or less concentrated by adding more solvent.
antonyms:
concentrate
similar words:
reduce
definition 2: to reduce the strength, power, or efficiency of, esp. by adding something else.
She diluted the wine with water.We diluted the criticism with encouragement.
antonyms:
strengthen
similar words:
cut, reduce
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become weaker or less concentrated.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: decreased in concentration or strength, esp. as a result of adding something else; diluted.
antonyms:
concentrated
similar words:
thin, weak
derivation: diluted (adj.)
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