- to make (a liquid) thinner or weaker by the addition of water or the like.
- to make fainter, as a color.
- to reduce the strength, force, or efficiency of by admixture.
- to become diluted.
- reduced in strength, as a chemical by admixture; weak: a dilute solution.
Origin of dilute
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Related Words for undilutedconcentrated, neat, out-and-out, plain, pure, strong, thoroughgoing, unadulterated, unqualified, unmixed, unmodified, absolute, perfect, sheer, simple, straight
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Christmas Day was a day of undiluted triumph for Father Letheby.
I have a special, undiluted dislike of one picture,—the Magnificat.
Truth, when undiluted, is too strong a medicine for many minds.The Map of Life
William Edward Hartpole Lecky
Gwenlyn finds the undiluted society of Talents a bit wearing.Talents, Incorporated
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
He was looking forward to it now with feelings of undiluted satisfaction.The Double Four
E. Phillips Oppenheim
- not diluted with water or any other liquidundiluted fruit juice
- not moderated or qualified in any wayexpressing undiluted pleasure
- to make or become less concentrated, esp by adding water or a thinner
- to make or become weaker in force, effect, etche diluted his story
- (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.
- To reduce a solution or mixture in concentration, quality, strength, or purity, as by adding water.
- Thinned or weakened by diluting.