- 1dilute something (with something) to make a liquid weaker by adding water or another liquid to it synonym water down Wordfinderabsorb, condense, dilute, dissolve, evaporate, filter, immerse, liquid, rinse, saturated The paint can be diluted with water to make a lighter shade.
- 2dilute something to make something weaker or less effective synonym water down Large classes dilute the quality of education that children receive. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin dilut-
BrE BrE//daɪˈluːt//, also BrE//daɪˈljuːt//; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈluːt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dilute
BrE BrE//daɪˈluːt//, also BrE//daɪˈljuːt//; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈluːt//he / she / it dilutes
BrE BrE//daɪˈluːts//, BrE//daɪˈljuːts//; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈluːts//past simple diluted
BrE BrE//daɪˈluːtɪd//, BrE//daɪˈljuːtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈluːtɪd//past participle diluted
BrE BrE//daɪˈluːtɪd//, BrE//daɪˈljuːtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈluːtɪd//-ing form diluting
BrE BrE//daɪˈluːtɪŋ//, BrE//daɪˈljuːtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈluːtɪŋ//