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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 di·lute /daɪˈlut, də-/
 (vt.)沖淡,稀釋(a.)淡的,稀釋的

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 di·lute /daɪˈlut, də-/ 及物動詞
 (拉dilutus)稀釋,稀薄的,淡的,沖淡

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Di·lute v. i. To become attenuated, thin, or weak; as, it dilutes easily.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Di·lute a.  Diluted; thin; weak.
    A dilute and waterish exposition.   --Hopkins.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 dilute
      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]