Di*lute" (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Diluted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Diluting.] [L. dilutus, p. p. of diluere to wash
away, dilute; di- = dis- + luere, equiv. to
lavare to wash, lave. See Lave, and cf. Deluge.]
1. To make thinner or more liquid by admixture
with something; to thin and dissolve by mixing.
Mix their watery store.
With the chyle's current, and dilute it more.
2. To diminish the strength, flavor, color,
etc., of, by mixing; to reduce, especially by the addition of water;
to temper; to attenuate; to weaken.
Lest these colors should be diluted and
weakened by the mixture of any adventitious light.
Sir I. Newton.
Di*lute" (?), v. i. To become
attenuated, thin, or weak; as, it dilutes easily.
Di*lute" (?), a. [L. dilutus, p.
p.] Diluted; thin; weak.
A dilute and waterish exposition.