HyperDic: dilute

English > 3 senses of the word dilute:
VERBchangedilute, thin, thin out, reduce, cutlessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
changedilute, load, adulterate, stretch, debasecorrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance
ADJECTIVEalldilute, dilutedreduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity
dilute > pronunciation
Soundsdayluw't; dihluw't
Rhymesabsolute ... uproot: 83 rhymes with uwt...
English > dilute: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningReduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity.
Examples
  • "diluted alcohol"
  • "a dilute solution"
  • "dilute acetic acid"
Synonymdiluted
Narrowercut, thinned, weakenedmixed with water
watery, washy, weakoverly diluted
white(of coffee) having cream or milk added
Oppositeundilutednot diluted
Spanishdiluido
English > dilute: 3 senses > verb 1, change
Meaninglessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsthin, thin out, reduce, cut
Narrowerwater downmake less strong or intense
Broaderweakenlessen the strength of
Spanishaclarar, cortar, desleír, diluir, reducir
Catalandiluir
Nounsdilutanta diluting agent
dilutionweakening (reducing the concentration) by the addition of water or a thinner
dilutiona diluted solution
English > dilute: 3 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningCorrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsload, adulterate, stretch, debase
Narrowersophisticate, doctor, doctor upAlter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive
water downThin by adding water to
Broadercorrupt, spoilAlter from the original
Similar toextend, stretchincrease in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
Spanishadulterar, diluir
Catalanadulterar
Nounsdilutionweakening (reducing the concentration) by the addition of water or a thinner

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