noun see dilute II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Diluteness — Di*lute ness, n. The quality or state of being dilute. Bp. Wilkins. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diluteness — noun The state or quality of being dilute …   Wiktionary

  • diluteness — di·lute·ness …   English syllables

  • diluteness — noun see dilute II …   Useful english dictionary

  • dilute — I. transitive verb (diluted; diluting) Etymology: Latin dilutus, past participle of diluere to wash away, dilute, from di + lavere to wash more at lye Date: circa 1555 1. attenuate 2. to make thinner or more liquid by admixture < diluted wine > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dilute — [di lo͞ot′, dīlo͞ot′] vt. diluted, diluting [< L dilutus, pp. of diluere, to wash away < dis , off, from + luere, var. of lavare, to LAVE1] 1. to thin down or weaken as by mixing with water or other liquid 2. to change or weaken (in… …   English World dictionary

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