Dilute Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Dilute

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Dilute solutions contain more solvent than solute. Steve McAlister/Getty Images

Dilute Definition: 

solution containing a relatively small quantity of solute as compared with the amount of solvent. This term is the opposite of 'concentrated'.

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