Translate dilute | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
verb [with object]
make (a liquid) thinner or weaker by adding water or another solvent to it:bleach can be diluted with cold water make (something) weaker in force, content, or value by modifying it or adding other elements to it:the reforms have been diluted reduce the value of (a shareholding) by issuing more shares in a company without increasing the values of its assets.
(of a liquid) made thinner or weaker by having had water or another solvent added to it. Chemistry (of a solution) having a relatively low concentration of solute:a dilute solution of potassium permanganate (of color or light) weak or low in concentration:a short measure of dilute sun