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English adjective: dilute

1. dilute reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity


SamplesDiluted alcohol.
A dilute solution.
Dilute acetic acid.


Synonymsdiluted


Similarcut, thinned, washy, watery, weak, weakened, white


Antonymsundiluted


English verb: dilute

1. dilute (change) lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture


SamplesCut bourbon.


Synonymscut, reduce, thin, thin out


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)weaken


Narrower (hyponym)water down

2. dilute (change) corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones


SamplesAdulterate liquor.


Synonymsadulterate, debase, load, stretch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)corrupt, spoil


Narrower (hyponym)doctor, doctor up, sophisticate, water down


Verb groupextend, stretch









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