Dilute

Definition of Dilute

Di`lute´
v. t.1.To make thinner or more liquid by admixture with something; to thin and dissolve by mixing.
[imp. & p. p. Diluted; p. pr. & vb. n. Diluting.]
Mix their watery store.
With the chyle's current, and dilute it more.
- Blackmore.
2.To diminish the strength, flavor, color, etc., of, by mixing; to reduce, especially by the addition of water; to temper; to attenuate; to weaken.
Lest these colors should be diluted and weakened by the mixture of any adventitious light.
- Sir I. Newton.
v. i.1.To become attenuated, thin, or weak; as, it dilutes easily.
a.1.Diluted; thin; weak.
A dilute and waterish exposition.
- Hopkins.

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