dilute definition, meaning - what is dilute in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “dilute”

See all translations

dilute

verb [T] uk   us   /daɪˈluːt/
to make a liquid weaker by mixing in something else: Dilute the juice (with water) before you drink it. to reduce the strength of a feeling, action, etc.: These measures are designed to dilute public fears about the product's safety.
More examples
dilution
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-ˈluː.ʃən/
The drug's effectiveness is decreased by dilution. a dilution of standards

dilute

adjective uk   us   /daɪˈluːt/ UK (US usually diluted)
made weaker by diluting: dilute hydrochloric acid
(Definition of dilute from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of dilute?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “dilute” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

disappear off the face of the earth

to disappear completely

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More