from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The process of making weaker or less concentrated.
- n. A dilute or weakened condition.
- n. A diluted substance.
- n. A decrease in the equity position of a share of stock because of the issuance of additional shares.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The action of the verb dilute.
- n. The process of making something dilute.
- n. A solution that has had additional solvent, such as water, added to it into order to make it less concentrated.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of diluting, or the state of being diluted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of making thin, weak, or more liquid; the thinning or weakening of a fluid by mixture; the state of being diluted: often used figuratively with respect to argument, narration, or the like.
- n. A diluted substance; the result of diluting.
- n. In homeopathy, the diffusion of a given quantity of a drug in ten or one hundred times the same quantity of water.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. weakening (reducing the concentration) by the addition of water or a thinner
- n. a diluted solution
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