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In a natural fog that acid would become diluted. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A study found patients got poorer care when the proportion of qualified nurses is diluted with less skilled nursing assistants. The Sun (2016)These works contained a very dilute formaldehyde solution that was contained within sealed tanks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The second and subsequent crops will need some dilute liquid feeding. The Sun (2009)Give them a dilute liquid feed before planting. The Sun (2011)The standards have been so diluted and make class action so much easier. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Can they broaden their ranges without diluting what makes them different? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The problem is that the sheer quantity of football on the telly has diluted the overall quality. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The latter holds most appeal because a fifth day may dilute a quality programme. Times, Sunday Times (2012)As a result the quality has been diluted. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Always dilute well and use sparingly. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They consist of giving injections or drops of small quantities of the offending foods, well diluted. Westcott, Patsy Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)It is an unusual reaction to a deal that will see existing holders heavily diluted unless they stump up to support the fundraising. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But that doesn't dilute the quality. The Sun (2015)The question is, can the spa brands extend their magic without diluting their core values? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Many of the same managers worry that selling stock at low prices relative to book value will "dilute" earnings per share. Charles A. D'Ambrosio & Stewart D. Hodges & Richard Brealey & Stewart Myers Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)A dilute fruit juice counts as one serving. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Existing shareholders are less diluted. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But the challenge to meet clients' needs can be addressed without having to modify or dilute the quality of the service. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Then she did it a second time, less diluted, and landed in hospital. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Four eyes are better than two, but won't doubling the number of referees dilute their quality? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Instead of worrying about diluting your green values, think of it as a way to help darker greens to stay in touch with the real world. Times, Sunday Times (2008)

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Translations for 'dilute'

British English: dilute /daɪˈluːt/ VERB
If a liquid is diluted, it is mixed with water or another liquid, and becomes weaker.
Dilute it well with cooled, boiled water.
The liquid is then diluted.
  • American English: dilute
  • Arabic: يُخفِف بإضافة الماء
  • Brazilian Portuguese: diluir
  • Chinese: 稀释
  • Croatian: razrijediti
  • Czech: ředit
  • Danish: fortynde
  • Dutch: verdunnen
  • European Spanish: diluir
  • Finnish: laimentaa
  • French: diluer
  • German: verdünnen
  • Greek: αραιώνω
  • Italian: diluire
  • Japanese: 希釈する
  • Korean: 희석하다
  • Norwegian: spe
  • Polish: rozpuścić
  • European Portuguese: diluir
  • Romanian: a dilua
  • Russian: разбавлять
  • Latin American Spanish: diluir
  • Swedish: spä ut
  • Thai: เจือจาง
  • Turkish: sulandırmak
  • Ukrainian: розводити
  • Vietnamese: pha loãng
British English: dilute /daɪˈluːtɪd/ ADJECTIVE
A dilute liquid is very thin and weak, usually because it has had water added to it.
...a dilute solution of bleach.
  • American English: diluted
  • Arabic: مُخَفَّف
  • Brazilian Portuguese: diluído
  • Chinese: 稀释过的
  • Croatian: razrijeđen
  • Czech: zředěný
  • Danish: fortyndet
  • Dutch: verdund
  • European Spanish: diluido
  • Finnish: laimennettu
  • French: dilué
  • German: verdünnt
  • Greek: αραιωμένος
  • Italian: diluito
  • Japanese: 希釈した
  • Korean: 희석된
  • Norwegian: utvannet
  • Polish: rozcieńczony
  • European Portuguese: diluído
  • Romanian: diluat
  • Russian: разбавленный
  • Latin American Spanish: diluido
  • Swedish: utspädd
  • Thai: ทำให้เจือจาง
  • Turkish: sulandırılmış
  • Ukrainian: розведений
  • Vietnamese: loãng

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Definition of dilute from the Collins English Dictionary
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