di·lute /daɪˈlut, də-/
di·lute /daɪˈlut, də-/ 及物動詞
Di·lute v. t. [imp. & p. p. Diluted; p. pr. & vb. n. Diluting.]
1. To make thinner or more liquid by admixture with something; to thin and dissolve by mixing.
Mix their watery store.
With the chyle's current, and dilute it more. --Blackmore.
2. To diminish the strength, flavor, color, etc., of, by mixing; to reduce, especially by the addition of water; to temper; to attenuate; to weaken.
Lest these colors should be diluted and weakened by the mixture of any adventitious light. --Sir I. Newton.
Di·lute v. i. To become attenuated, thin, or weak; as, it dilutes easily.
Di·lute a. Diluted; thin; weak.
A dilute and waterish exposition. --Hopkins.
adj : reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity;
"diluted alcohol"; "a dilute solution"; "dilute acetic
acid" [syn: diluted] [ant: undiluted]
v 1: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut
bourbon" [syn: thin, thin out, reduce, cut]
2: corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or
inferior substance; often by replacing valuable
ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor" [syn:
adulterate, stretch, debase]