[dih-loo-shuh n, dahy-]
Origin of dilution
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- the act of diluting or state of being diluted
- a diluted solution
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1640s, noun of action from past participle stem of Latin diluere (see dilute).
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- The act of reducing the concentration of a mixture or solution.
- A diluted solution.
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- The process of making a substance less concentrated by adding a solvent, such as water.
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