Associations to the word «Dilute»


DILUTE, verb. (transitive) To make thinner by adding solvent to a solution; especially by adding water.
DILUTE, verb. (transitive) To weaken, especially by adding a foreign substance.
DILUTE, verb. (transitive) (stock market) To cause the value of individual shares to decrease by increasing the total number of shares.
DILUTE, verb. (intransitive) To become attenuated, thin, or weak.
DILUTE, adjective. Having a low concentration.
DILUTE, adjective. Weak; reduced in strength due to dilution, diluted.
DILUTE RUSSELL'S VIPER VENOM TIME, noun. The time measurement resulting from an in vitro diagnostic test based on the ability of the venom of the Russell's viper to induce thrombosis.

Dictionary definition

DILUTE, verb. Lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon".
DILUTE, verb. Corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor".
DILUTE, adjective. Reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity; "diluted alcohol"; "a dilute solution"; "dilute acetic acid".

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