dilute
di·lute /dī-'lüt, də-/ vt di·lut·ed, di·lut·ing: to cause dilution of

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

dilute
I verb abbreviate, add water, attenuate, bate, belittle, cheapen, combine with water, depreciate, detract from, diluere, extenuate, lessen the strength of, make less concentrated, make more fluid, make more liquid, make thin, make weak, minimize, mitigate, reduce the strength of, render weak, subtract, take away, thin, thin out, thin with liquid, water, weaken II index commute, deduct (reduce), denature, depreciate, diminish, disarm (divest of arms), extenuate, lessen

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


dilute
v.
In corporate law, to lower the value of shares currently outstanding by issuing new shares.
n.
dilution

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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