Crossword clues for dilute
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Dilute \Di*lute"\, v. i. To become attenuated, thin, or weak; as, it dilutes easily.
Dilute \Di*lute"\, a. [L. dilutus, p. p.] Diluted; thin; weak.
A dilute and waterish exposition.
Dilute \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.]
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.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1550s, from Latin dilutus, past participle of diluere "dissolve, wash away, dilute," from dis- "apart" + -luere, comb. form of lavere "to wash" (see lave). Related: Diluted; diluting. As an adjective from c.1600.
1 Having a low concentration. 2 weak; reduced in strength due to dilution, diluted. v
1 (context transitive English) To make thinner by adding solvent to a solution; especially by adding water. 2 (context transitive English) To weaken, especially by adding a foreign substance. 3 (context transitive stock market English) To cause the value of individual shares to decrease by increasing the total number of shares. 4 (context intransitive English) To become attenuated, thin, or weak.
Usage examples of "dilute".
Add 20 grams of sodium acetate, warm, and precipitate the lead with a dilute solution of potassium chromate.
Next add a strong solution of sodium acetate, until the solution ceases to darken on further addition, then dilute with water to half a litre.
Filter off the precipitate and wash with hot water containing a little sodium acetate, dissolve it off the filter with hot dilute hydrochloric acid, add ammonia in excess, and pass sulphuretted hydrogen for five minutes.
After precipitating as ammonic-magnesic phosphate with sodium phosphate, and well washing with ammonia, it is dissolved in dilute hydrochloric acid, neutralised with ammonia, and sodic acetate and acetic acid are added in the usual quantity.
They comprise prussic acid, dilute solution of oxalic acid and oxalates, aconite, digitalis, strophanthus, convallaria, and tobacco.
This agent may be administered in doses of from five to ten drops, largely diluted in water or gruel.
Temporary relief may be given by administering one-quarter of a grain of morphine, or ten to twenty drops of chloroform in a teaspoonful of glycerine, slightly diluted, taken in one dose.
Some assayers advise cleaning by dipping in warm dilute hydrochloric acid followed by washing in water and drying.
Season with paprika or a dash of cayenne, and when thoroughly heated stir in the yolks of two eggs, diluted with a little hot cream.
Those provers who have taken experimentally a tincture made from the wood and bark and leaves of the Blackthorn, all had to complain of sharp pains in the right eyeball and accordingly the diluted tincture is found, when administered in small quantities, to give signal relief for ciliary neuralgia, arising from a functional disorder of the structures within the eyeball.
The purpose of the salts is to prevent coagulation until the blood is diluted with water as in the experiments which follow.
The water dilutes the salts so that coagulation is no longer prevented.
They sagged and bowed, water breaching them in gouts and diluting the riverbed, eddying around the feet of the few remaining strikers, coiling like the gas above it, until with a shiver the Gross Tar reknit itself, healing the little rift that had paralysed it and confused its currents.
Press through a colander and put into a pint of boiling milk, thickened with a tablespoonful each of butter and flour, dilute this with soup stock or chicken broth, and just before taking up add the yolks of two eggs well beaten and two tablespoonfuls of cream.
It is cooled, transferred to a graduated flask, and diluted with water to 200 c.