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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