Dilute Di*lute", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Diluted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Diluting}.] [L. dilutus, p. p. of diluere to wash away, dilute; di- = dis- + luere, equiv. to lavare to wash, lave. See {Lave}, and cf. {Deluge}.] 1. To make thinner or more liquid by admixture with something; to thin and dissolve by mixing. [1913 Webster]

Mix their watery store. With the chyle's current, and dilute it more. --Blackmore. [1913 Webster]

2. To diminish the strength, flavor, color, etc., of, by mixing; to reduce, especially by the addition of water; to temper; to attenuate; to weaken. [1913 Webster]

Lest these colors should be diluted and weakened by the mixture of any adventitious light. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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