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


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·lut·ed a. Reduced in strength; thin; weak. -- Di*lut*ed*ly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity;
             "diluted alcohol"; "a dilute solution"; "dilute acetic
             acid" [syn: dilute] [ant: undiluted]
      2: made less strong or severe; "a pale gleam of diluted
         sunlight" [syn: toned down(p)]