[ verb ] lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
Used in print(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)
The sound discoveries of_this quixotic genius were so diluted by those of fantasy that the prize was never awarded to him .
[ adjective ] reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity
"diluted alcohol" "a dilute solution" "dilute acetic acid"
Used in print(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)
Because negative pressure dialysis gave better recovery of proteins , permitted detection of proteins concentrated from very dilute solutions and was a gentler procedure , it was used in all but the earliest experiments .
[ verb ] corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones