verb (used with object), di·lut·ed, di·lut·ing.
verb (used without object), di·lut·ed, di·lut·ing.
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Origin of dilute
OTHER WORDS FROM dilute
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Example sentences from the Web for dilute
Plotz said that coronavirus crisis had also diluted the concentration of media talent in major cities like New York and Washington, as some people move to other locations and work online.‘Go in small with clear-eyed expectations’: How a crop of startups are trying to make for-profit local news work|Steven Perlberg|November 11, 2020|Digiday
Most recently, Republicans were accused of diluting the power of nonwhite voters with their plans to redraw congressional districts in 2003 and 2011, spurring protracted legal battles.More people have already voted in Texas than did in 2016|Nicole Narea|October 30, 2020|Vox
So Boublil dilutes them before slathering some on a bat wing.Here’s what bats ‘see’ when they explore the world with sound|Carolyn Wilke|October 29, 2020|Science News For Students
Supporters have said this would dilute the effect of big money on school board races.Teachers Union Is the Only Big Spender in San Diego Unified School Board Races|Will Huntsberry|October 26, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The accelerated nature of 21st-century life has also diluted responsibility for our actions.Humanity is stuck in short-term thinking. Here’s how we escape.|Katie McLean|October 21, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Importantly, as part of the interim plan, Iran has diluted or converted its stockpile of 20 percent enriched uranium.
“The market share in New York is getting diluted because as it expands to Brooklyn there are just so many options,” Brazeal says.
The idea that blends are just “diluted malts” was born and has contributed to its lasting image problem, Broom says.
Fame in its highly diluted modern form provides a sort of homeopathic cure for the ancient evil of jealousy.
They pump their haul of diluted bitumen into tanker cars in the terminal's loading yard, thick with the smell of petroleum.
Undiluted normal blood can agglutinate most bacteria, but loses this power when diluted to any considerable degree.
When the whole blood is used, it can be secured in the pipet and at once diluted with the salt solution.
Isabel made his tea almost black, but diluted her own, lest she should be left alone before she too was ready for sleep.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Treated with hydrochloric acid, diluted with ten times its weight of water, it swells up into a jelly-like mass.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry|Thomas Anderson
Tincture of guaiac, diluted to a light sherry-wine color (keep in a dark-glass bottle).
British Dictionary definitions for dilute
- (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