1. [ verb ] lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
Synonyms: thin_out reduce cut thin

"cut bourbon"

Related terms: weaken water_down dilution dilution cutting diluent
2. [ adjective ] reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity
Synonyms: diluted

"diluted alcohol" "a dilute solution" "dilute acetic acid"

Related terms: undiluted watery white cut
3. [ verb ] corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
Synonyms: stretch water_down debase adulterate

"adulterate liquor"

Related terms: corrupt thin sophisticate water_down extend adulteration adulterant adulterator
Similar spelling:   dilate