dilution dilution  /daɪ ˈlu ʃən/


  1. (n) a diluted solution
  2. (n) weakening (reducing the concentration) by the addition of water or a thinner


  1. Between each dilution, the solution is shaken vigorously, an action that proponents claim transfers the properties of the substance to the surrounding water.
  2. Industrial-grade melamine is a masking agent used to hide the dilution of protein, in this case in milk products, including an infant formula widely popular in China.
  3. They have been accused of watering down the milk they purchased from local farmers and adding melamine to conceal the dilution, the state-run Xinhua News Service reported.


  1. Today's 3 Worst Stocks

    Today's laggards driven lower by share dilution, potentially higher future cash outlays        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. Fairness questioned in $72.1 million Courtney drug-dilution settlement

    New financial information on the decade-old settlement between pharmaceutical manufacturers and the victims of Robert Courtney’s drug-dilution scheme suggests why some plaintiffs want the case reopened. Families who filed suit soon after authorities arrested the Kansas City pharmacist in August 2001 received substantially larger settlements than those who sued later, according to a document ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Kansas City Star


  1. "In that the dilution was conspicuously in excess of any precedents we'd seen, yes, we were very concerned," Harris said.
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: MIKE HARRIS Source: CBC.ca

  2. "There is no question of dilution of our demand of extradition (of those responsible for terror acts in India)," Mukherjee told reporters while clarifying on the media reports quoting him in a TV interview.
    on Jan 16, 2009 By: Pranab Mukherjee Source: Hindu

  3. "We are on track to meet our September 25 revised guidance for the full year, adjusted for dilution" from the recent stock sale, Immelt said in the statement.
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Jeffrey Immelt Source: International Herald Tribune

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