HyperDic: dilution

English > 2 senses of the word dilution:
NOUNsubstancedilutiona diluted solution
actdilutionweakening (reducing the concentration) by the addition of water or a thinner
dilution > pronunciation
Soundsdayluw'shahn; dihluw'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > dilution: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA diluted solution.
BroadersolutionA homogeneous mixture of two or more substances
Spanishdilución
Catalandilució
Verbsdilutelessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
English > dilution: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningweakening (reducing the concentration) by the addition of water or a thinner.
Narrowercutting, thinningThe act of diluting something
BroaderweakeningThe act of reducing the strength of something
Oppositeconcentrationstrengthening the concentration (as of a solute in a mixture) by removing diluting material
Spanishatenuación, dilución
Catalanatenuació, dilució
Verbsdilutelessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
dilutecorrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance

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