verb (used with object), di·lut·ed, di·lut·ing.
verb (used without object), di·lut·ed, di·lut·ing.
- diltiazem hydrochloride,
Origin of dilute
Examples from the Web for diluted
Importantly, as part of the interim plan, Iran has diluted or converted its stockpile of 20 percent enriched uranium.
The idea that blends are just “diluted malts” was born and has contributed to its lasting image problem, Broom says.
They pump their haul of diluted bitumen into tanker cars in the terminal's loading yard, thick with the smell of petroleum.
And in France itself, those trends have diluted what people here still like to believe is their “exceptionalism.”
Still, Mitt did echo Gore, a diluted imitation: “My mom and dad gave their kids the greatest gift of all—unconditional love.”Romney’s Lame Speech Might Have Gone Better Had He Learned From Bush 1 and Al Gore|Robert Shrum|September 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The solutions can be kept separate as stock solutions throughout the summer and then diluted and mixed whenever needed.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study|Ontario Ministry of Education
A large quantity of wine found to be diluted with ditch water, and sold to our soldiers, was destroyed, and the vendors fined.On the Fringe of the Great Fight|George G. Nasmith
Upon the lower animals it acts with fatal rapidity, even if diluted with 800 or 1000 parts of atmospheric air.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
No small part of the benefits thus obtained must, however, be ascribed to the water with which these acids are diluted.Insomnia; and Other Disorders of Sleep|Henry M. Lyman
The Chinese residents thus enjoy the privilege of drinking a diluted solution of their ancestors.An Australian in China|George Ernest Morrison
- (of a solution, suspension, mixture, etc) having a low concentration or a concentration that has been reduced by admixture
- (of a substance) present in solution, esp a weak solution in waterdilute acetic acid
Word Origin for dilute
1550s, from Latin dilutus, past participle of diluere "dissolve, wash away, dilute," from dis- "apart" + -luere, comb. form of lavere "to wash" (see lave). Related: Diluted; diluting. As an adjective from c.1600.