Adjective "Diluted" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/dʌɪˈl(j)uːt/diluteAdjective/ˈdʌɪl(j)uːt//dʌɪˈl(j)uːt//dɪˈl(j)uːt/

Definitions and examples

verb

Make (a liquid) thinner or weaker by adding water or another solvent to it.
  1. 'diluted fruit juice'
  2. 'They are priced at £1.99 for 500 ml and must be diluted with water - delicious either hot or cold.'
  3. 'When you put water or lemon juice or otherwise dampen the fabric, the fibers absorb the liquid and the stain; the water can also dilute and spread the stain to a larger area.'
  4. 'Good choices for fruit juices, which should be diluted 50 percent with water, are black cherry, blueberry or prune.'
  5. 'Distilled water dilutes and lowers the buffer capacity of your tank.'
  6. 'A team of chemists in Korea found that when certain substances are diluted in water, the molecules clump together instead of getting further apart, as common sense would suggest.'
  7. 'Syra is diluted with water and ingested or used as a marinade or preservative for meat and other food.'
  8. 'Bass in particular are known to favour areas where the salinity of the salt water has been diluted by the fresh water.'
  9. 'If the higher concentration is used, it should be diluted appropriately with sterile water.'
  10. 'It was and is diluted with water to make the beverage.'
  11. 'Old time gun makers stained their stocks with aqua fortis, a combination of nitric acid diluted with distilled water and iron filings.'
  12. 'the report was published in a diluted form'
  13. 'Further, one has to ensure the contents of the scriptures are not diluted.'
  14. 'In this case the Court emphatically confirmed the direct effect of regulations and criticized any attempt by a Member State to alter or dilute the requirements of a Community regulation.'
  15. 'But time has clearly diluted its adventurous edge, and some of its elements feel merely quirky.'
  16. 'After supporting my education reforms, he now wants to dilute them.'
  17. 'The undermining of the authority of medicine dilutes the doctor-patient relationship and reconstructs it as a partnership of equals, thereby neutralising the expertise required for cure.'
  18. 'But there is the danger that composers writing for amateurs may feel forced to dilute their musical language, to compromise their artistic integrity on the altar of accessibility.'
  19. 'There are many offences for which any element of stigma is diluted almost to vanishing point, as with speeding on the roads, illegal parking, riding a bicycle without lights, or dropping litter.'
  20. 'In addition, it will dilute its holding in the present subsidiary.'
  21. 'But record labels will insist on keeping CDs in the charts because downloaders buy such a broad range of content they dilute the marketing push behind new artists - which labels need to survive.'
  22. 'Corrupt practices dilute the gamut of restrictions and the fear of punishment.'
  23. 'However, the government plans to divest or dilute its shareholdings in a controlled way in government-linked companies that are no longer relevant to its objectives.'
  24. 'In that case, the founders' shareholdings would be diluted to 20.9 per cent each, while this would be diluted to 4.4 per cent.'
  25. 'His shareholding will be diluted to 44.54 per cent upon the conversion of the bond.'
  26. 'He added that it is wrong to assume that South Africans will be dominating the the merged entity as the shareholding is diluted by 22.7%.'
  27. 'A consequence for investors is that earnings are being diluted as more shares are issued.'
  28. 'The deep discount means that if the shareholders don't cough up, their existing shareholdings will be diluted.'
  29. 'The increase in shares outstanding, however, dilutes the earnings per share, so the stock price would decrease.'
  30. 'It would have diluted everyone's stake, but it would have run the company during the crisis.'
  31. 'Shareholders with super-voting rights are reluctant to raise cash by selling additional shares - that could dilute these shareholders' influence.'
  32. 'The burden of these once looked to have the potential to massively dilute existing shareholders' equity.'

adjective

(of a liquid) made thinner or weaker by having had water or another solvent added to it.
  1. 'Some get good results from dilute vinegar soaks, painting the nail with tea tree oil or squirting the oil from Vitamin E capsules around the nail.'
  2. 'By feeding one of the ants a small amount of dilute sugar water, we were able to distinguish workers from the two subcolonies during the trials by differences in abdomen size.'
  3. 'Make the standard conversion by multiplying the amount of pesticide per 100 gallons times the standard dilute volume of water per acre.'
  4. 'Remarkably, the females give birth at this time of year; nursing sifaka mothers produce very dilute milk and thus lose significant amounts of water during lactation.'
  5. 'To conduct a test, chips of either water- or oil-based paints are dissolved in dilute vinegar and a drop of the liquid is added to a test tube containing the sensors.'
  6. 'The water turnover rates of hummingbirds feeding on dilute nectar are more similar to those of amphibious and aquatic organisms than to those of terrestrial vertebrates.'
  7. 'Finally, the cotton cloth was colored using a dilute brown paint mixture applied by brush.'
  8. 'In addition, each pot is fed a dilute liquid fertilizer twice a month.'
  9. 'Feed plants every few weeks with dilute fish emulsion.'
  10. 'When water is plentiful, these organs reabsorb little water and release a dilute urine.'
  11. 'In dilute solution, starch molecules will precipitate, with the insoluble material being difficult to redissolve by heating.'
  12. 'So grain elevator operators should welcome a test that uses a dilute sodium hydroxide solution to accentuate color differences of wheat seeds.'
  13. 'The new test uses a dilute solution of potassium permanganate.'
  14. 'Even the nebulae, those ‘extended masses of dilute light’, are thought by some to be condensing into planetary systems.'

Definitions

1. to make (a liquid) thinner or weaker by the addition of water or the like.

2. to make fainter, as a color.

3. to reduce the strength, force, or efficiency of by admixture. verb (used without object), diluted, diluting.

4. to become diluted. adjective

5. reduced in strength, as a chemical by admixture; weak: a dilute solution.

More examples(as adjective)

"enzymes can be diluted by things."

"shares can be diluted."

"bases can be diluted."

"earningses can be diluted."

"incomes can be diluted."

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Origin

(dilute)Mid 16th century: from Latin dilut- ‘washed away, dissolved’, from the verb diluere.