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Verb: dilute  di'loot or dI'loot
  1. Lessen the strength or flavour of a solution or mixture
    "dilute bourbon";
    - thin, thin out, reduce, cut
     
  2. Corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
    "dilute liquor";
    - load, adulterate, stretch, debase
Adjective: dilute  di'loot or dI'loot
  1. Reduced in strength, concentration, quality or purity
    "a dilute solution"; "dilute acetic acid";
    - diluted

Derived forms: dilutes, diluting, diluted

See also: cut, thinned, washy, watery, weak, weakened, white

Type of: corrupt, spoil, weaken

Encyclopedia: Dilute