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dilution

[ dih-loo-shuhn, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈlu ʃən, daɪ- /
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noun
the act of diluting or the state of being diluted.
something diluted.
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Origin of dilution

First recorded in 1640–50; dilute + -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM dilution

an·ti·di·lu·tion, adjectivenon·di·lu·tion, nouno·ver·di·lu·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dilution

dilution
/ (daɪˈluːʃən) /

noun
the act of diluting or state of being diluted
a diluted solution
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Medical definitions for dilution

dilution
[ dī-lōōshən, dĭ- ]

n.
The act of reducing the concentration of a mixture or solution.
A diluted solution.
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Scientific definitions for dilution

dilution
[ dĭ-lōōshən ]

The process of making a substance less concentrated by adding a solvent, such as water.
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