Pronunciation: (di-lOOt', dī-;
—adj. also dī'lOOt), [key]
—v., -lut•ed, -lut•ing,
1. to make (a liquid) thinner or weaker by the addition of water or the like.
2. to make fainter, as a color.
3. 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.
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