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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.


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


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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