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verb [transitive] dilute pronunciation in American English /dɪˈlut/dilute pronunciation in American English /daɪˈlut/
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present tense
present participlediluting
past tensediluted
past participlediluted

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  1. 1
    to make a liquid less strong by adding water or another liquid
    dilute something in something: Dilute the bleach in a gallon of water.
    dilute something with something: He was drinking a glass of wine diluted with water.
  2. 2
    to make something less strong or effective
    Nervousness diluted her excitement slightly.


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