diluir
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diluir(
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lweer
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make thinner)
a. to dilute
El químico diluyó la solución en agua destilada.The chemist diluted the solution in distilled water.
b. to water down
¡No vayas a ese bar! Diluyen la cerveza para ahorrar dinero.Don't go to that bar! They water down the beer to save money.
c. to thin (paint)
Diluye la pintura en otro contenedor.Thin the paint in a different container.
2. (to make part of a liquid)
a. to dissolve
La enfermera no lograba que el paciente tragara su píldora, así que la disolvió en agua.The nurse couldn't get the patient to swallow his pill, so she dissolved it in water.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to cause to disappear)
a. to dissolve
Los nuevos estallidos de violencia en el sur diluyeron toda esperanza de paz.The new outbreaks of violence in the south dissolved all hopes of peace.
diluirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to become part of a liquid)
a. to dissolve
La pastilla de vitamina se diluyó en el vaso con agua.The vitamin pill dissolved in the glass of water.
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diluir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to dilute
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to dissolve
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diluir
transitive verb
1 [+líquido, sustancia] to dilute
2 (aguar) to water down
pronominal verb
diluirse to dissolve
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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