Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Dilute (Page: 413)

Di*lute" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Diluted; p. pr. & vb. n. Diluting.] [L. dilutus, p. p. of diluere to wash away, dilute; di- = dis- + luere, equiv. to lavare to wash, lave. See Lave, and cf. Deluge.]

1. To make thinner or more liquid by admixture with something; to thin and dissolve by mixing.

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.

Dilute (Page: 413)

Di*lute" (?), v. i. To become attenuated, thin, or weak; as, it dilutes easily.


Dilute (Page: 413)

Di*lute" (?), a. [L. dilutus, p. p.] Diluted; thin; weak.

A dilute and waterish exposition. Hopkins.