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Definition 1: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture - [verb of change]

Samples where dilute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cut bourbon

Synonyms for dilute in the sense of this definition

(dilute is a kind of ...) lessen the strength of

"The fever weakened his body"

(... is a kind of dilute ) make less strong or intense

"water down the mixture"

Definition 2: corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones - [verb of change]

Samples where dilute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • adulterate liquor

Synonyms for dilute in the sense of this definition

(dilute is a kind of ...) alter from the original

(... is a kind of dilute ) thin by adding water to

"They watered down the moonshine"

(... is a kind of dilute ) alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive

"Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"

(dilute has a similar meaning as ...) increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance

"stretch the soup by adding some more cream" "extend the casserole with a little rice"

Definition 3: reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where dilute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • diluted alcohol
  • a dilute solution
  • dilute acetic acid

Synonyms for dilute in the sense of this definition

(dilute is similar to ...) mixed with water

"sold cut whiskey" "a cup of thinned soup"

(dilute is similar to ...) overly diluted; thin and insipid

"washy coffee" "watery milk" "weak tea"

(dilute is similar to ...) (of coffee) having cream or milk added

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