Part of speech: verb

To weaken; thin, as by adding water to a liquid preparation.

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Usage examples "dilute":

  1. Dilute corn starch with enough cold water to pour easily; add to prune mixture and cook five minutes. - "The-Suffrage-Cook-Book", Kleber, L. O., Mrs..
  2. Alkalies turn it red, but it is fast to dilute acid and soaping. - "The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics", Franklin Beech.
  3. When it is all well pounded, dilute with the stock, and pass through a sieve. - "The Book of Household Management", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.