dilute dilute  /daɪ ˈlut/


  1. (v) lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
  2. (v) corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
  3. (adj) reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity

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  1. Helping young Muslims gain skills and jobs will dilute the lure of extremist dogma.
  2. The more dilute the evidence for homoeopathy becomes, the greater seems its popularity.
  3. But the boycott did nothing to dilute his influence in the government.


  • Holmes, Cromartie exchange pleasantries

    With the available evidence indicating that quarterback Mark Sanchez will hold his starting job in New York — and that the Jets will try to dilute the opposing defenses’ prep time for Sanchez by using Geno Smith in specific situations — receiver Santonio Holmes realizes that Sanchez likely will be buttering Holmes’ bread. And so…
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk


  1. "It's a momentous decision ...... and rather than dilute from that and in respect to both parties in terms of what they thought would be most helpful, we reached a conclusion that it would be best to withdraw it," Wolff said.
    on Nov 30, 2007 By: Alejandro Wolff Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "After a considered review by our board of directors, United has determined that it will not be pursuing a merger at this time due to issues that could significantly dilute benefits from a transaction," Tilton said. "We are evaluating other...
    on May 30, 2006 By: Glenn Tilton Source: 940 News

  3. "It's like the institution was picked up in India and plopped down here ...... Something our founder purposely tried to do is not dilute it or change it seriously because of where it is," said Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, the current guru and...
    on Jun 29, 2007 By: Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami Source: Forbes

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