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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of dilute.
  • adj. That has had something added in order to dilute it.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Reduced in strength; thin; weak.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity

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Examples

  • The same quantity of wine diluted intoxicates sooner than the same quantity drank in the same time _without_ dilution; the wine being applied to a larger surface of the stomach, acts with proportionably greater quickness -- though wine _diluted_ sooner _intoxicates_, its effects are sooner over.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 372, May 30, 1829

  • While operating earnings per share -- operating earnings per share which we define as diluted EPS on a GAAP basis less gains from refranchising, are expected to range from $0.75 to $0.82 per share.

  • It also affects the intermediate package which we call the diluted bitumen tank behavior because there is higher water content and because of the clay layer formation in the bank.

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  • USA Today: Bath in diluted bleach relieves kids 'eczema

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, June 30, 2009

  • Unfortunately most of the runoff from the highways and roads are packed with Sodium Chloride and Calcuim Chloride, nothing I would want hitting my fishing spots even in diluted or microscopic ammounts.

    Deep Snow and Happy Trout

  • I think that sensibly used in diluted form (10 - 20%) Deet gives us pleasant evenings outdoors, fishing and talking with friends and family.

    How Bad is DEET?

  • He passes it on to his descendants, but in diluted form each generation.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: Champion Mountain - Scott Christian Carr

  • My first encounter with George Orwell was in diluted form.

    Four legs good, two legs bad

  • However, the majority of family businesses have come unstuck when, after the original dynamism of the founder of the firm has been passed on, in diluted form, to succeeding generations, the line of succession comes to rest with the family twit born with a golden spoon in his mouth.

    A Traditional English Family Company

  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share is defined as diluted loss earnings per share plus the earnings per share effect of certain items as described in footnote 2.

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