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 for dilute
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dilute \Di*lute"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Diluted; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Diluting.] [L. dilutus, p. p. of diluere to wash away,
     dilute; di- = dis- + luere, equiv. to lavare to wash, lave.
     See Lave, and cf. Deluge.]
     1. To make thinner or more liquid by admixture with
        something; to thin and dissolve by mixing.
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              Mix their watery store.
              With the chyle's current, and dilute it more.
                                                    --Blackmore.
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     2. To diminish the strength, flavor, color, etc., of, by
        mixing; to reduce, especially by the addition of water; to
        temper; to attenuate; to weaken.
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              Lest these colors should be diluted and weakened by
              the mixture of any adventitious light. --Sir I.
                                                    Newton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dilute \Di*lute"\, v. i.
     To become attenuated, thin, or weak; as, it dilutes easily.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dilute \Di*lute"\, a. [L. dilutus, p. p.]
     Diluted; thin; weak.
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           A dilute and waterish exposition.        --Hopkins.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dilute
      adj 1: reduced in strength or concentration or quality or
             purity; "diluted alcohol"; "a dilute solution"; "dilute
             acetic acid" [syn: diluted, dilute] [ant:
             undiluted]
      v 1: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture;
           "cut bourbon" [syn: dilute, thin, thin out, reduce,
           cut]
      2: corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or
         inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients
         with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor" [syn: load,
         adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  71 Moby Thesaurus words for "dilute":
     abate, adulterate, adulterated, alleviate, alter, attenuate,
     baptize, bastardize, bate, blow off, cast forth, clear away,
     contaminate, corrupt, cut, debase, decrease, denaturalize,
     denature, diluted, diminish, dispel, dissipate, dissolve, doctor,
     doctor up, drive away, ease, emacerate, emaciate, etherealize,
     evaporate, expand, extenuate, fortify, impaired, impoverished,
     irrigate, lace, lessen, liquefy, mitigate, moderate, modify,
     pollute, qualify, rarefy, reduce, reduced, remit, slacken,
     sophisticated, spike, subtilize, tamper with, temper, thicken,
     thin, thin away, thin down, thin out, volatilize, washy, water,
     water down, watered-down, waterish, watery, weak, weaken,
     weakened
  
  

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