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English definition of “dilute”


verb [T]    /dɑɪˈlut, də-/
to make a liquid weaker by mixing it with water or another liquid: Dilute the bleach in water before adding it to the wash. chemistry If you dilute a substance you make it weaker or less pure by mixing it with another substance. diluted    /dɑɪˈlut̬·əd, də-/ adjective He disinfected the tub with a solution of diluted bleach.
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