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dilute

 [di-lo̳t´]
to make a mixture or solution less concentrated by adding a fluid.

di·lute (dil.),

(dī-lūt'),
1. To reduce a solution or mixture in concentration, strength, quality, or purity.
2. Diluted; denoting a solution or mixture so effected.
[L. di-luo, to wash away, dilute]

dilute

[dilo̅o̅t′, dī′lo̅o̅t]
Etymology: L, diluere, to wash
1 adj, pertaining to a solution that contains a relatively small amount of solute in proportion to solvent.
2 v, to make a more concentrated solution less concentrated.

dilute

verb To weaken the potency of a factor or chemical in a solution by adding more solute, vehicle or diluent.

dilute

verb To weaken the potency of a thing by adding more vehicle or diluent. See Single molecular dilution.

di·lute

(di-lūt')
1. To reduce the concentration, strength, quality, or purity of a solution or mixture.
2. Diluted; denoting a solution or mixture so altered.
[L. di-luo, to wash away, dilute]

dilute

to make a substance less concentrated by the addition of water or other solvent.

Dilute

A solution that has comparatively more fluid in it, relative to the quantity of solute.
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di·lute

(dil.) (di-lūt')
1. To reduce a solution or mixture in concentration, strength, quality, or purity.
2. Diluted; denoting a solution or mixture so effected.
[L. di-luo, to wash away, dilute]

dilute (diloot´, dīloot´),

v to make weaker the strength of a solution or mixture.
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Exhibit 12 reveals that for seven of the industries, the median size of the firm in 1991, measured by log(sales), is lower for high diluters.
For example, in 1991 median total assets for low diluters was $692 million, while the same figure for high diluters is $391 million.
Exhibit 14 reveals that the median total assets grew much faster for high diluters than for low diluters.
10) While all major groupings experience an upward trend, the trend for high diluters is more pronounced.
Additionally, in all industries and for both measures of growth, the median for the high diluters is greater than the median level of growth for the low diluters.
Consistent with our expectations, high diluters are not as profitable as low diluters.
The profitability evidence is consistent with the finding that assets are growing faster for high diluters than for low diluters.
In contrast to our expectations, we find that high diluters tend to be more levered than low diluters, and the higher leverage is consistent for each year in the 21-year period.
Glucose is a major naturally occurring energy source for animal cells that may be used as energy supplement in diluter for the continuation of metabolic activities and functioning in liquid state (Akhter, 2006).
Acrosomal integrity of buffalo bull semen The data on the effect of glucose supplementation in diluter on acrosomal integrity of buffalo bull spermatozoa is presented in Figure 3.
Therefore, we tested glucose supplementation in diluter as energy source to improve the quality of Nili-Ravi buffalo bull semen (motility, plasma membrane and acrosomal integrity) stored at 5oC.
In conclusion, glucose supplementation in skim milk diluter improved the quality (motility and plasma membrane integrity) of buffalo bull semen stored at 5degC upto 5 days.