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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
dilute /dai'lju:t/
  • tính từ
    • loãng
      • dilute acid: axit loãng
    • nhạt đi, phai (màu)
    • (nghĩa bóng) giảm bớt; mất chất
    • ngoại động từ
      • pha loãng, pha thêm nước
      • làm nhạt đi, làm phai màu
      • (nghĩa bóng) làm giảm bớt; làm mất chất
        • to dilute zoal: làm giảm nhiệt tình
      • to dilute labour
        • thay thế công nhân lành nghề bằng công nhân không lành nghề
    Concise Dictionary
    +lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
    +corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
    +reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity
    Thesaurus Dictionary
    water (down), thin (down or out), cut, weaken, doctor, adulterate; mitigate, lessen, diminish, decrease:
    For the table, wine was often diluted with water. He dilutes his argument by citing irrelevancies.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    verb, adjective
    + verb [VN]
    1 ~ sth (with sth) to make a liquid weaker by adding water or another liquid to it
    Synonym: WATER DOWN
    The paint can be diluted with water to make a lighter shade.
    2 to make sth weaker or less effective
    Synonym: WATER DOWN
    Large classes dilute the quality of education that children receive.
    dilution noun [U]: the dilution of sewage + This is a serious dilution of their election promises.
    + adjective (also diluted) (of a liquid) made weaker by adding water or another substance: a dilute acid / solution
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 liquid


    The fragrances are highly diluted.
    | slightly
    Dilute the juice slightly with water.


    The perfumes are diluted in vegetable oils.
    | with

    2 effect/quality


    considerably, substantially
    The effect of this policy has now been considerably diluted.

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