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   /daɪˈluːt/ us  
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   /-ˈluː.ʃən/ us  
The drug's effectiveness is decreased by dilution. a dilution of standards

dilute

adjective uk   /daɪˈluːt/ UK ( US usually diluted) us  
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

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More