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dīlūtus , a, um,
I.P. a., diluted, thin, weak, soft (perh. only post-Aug.).
A. Lit.: “potio (opp. meraca),Cels. 1, 3; cf.: vinum dilutius pueris, sonibus meracius, id.; and: “potio quam dilutissima, id.: solum dilutius,Plaut. 17, 20, 33, § 144; hence also subst., dīlūtum , i, n., a liquid in which something has been dissolved, a solution, Plin. 27, 7, 28, § 46: “rubor,id. 22, 22, 46, § 92: “amethystus dilutior,paler, id. 37, 9, 40, § 122; “colos,id. 37, 5, 18, § 67: urina, Cels. 2, 6: odor, slight, faint (opp. acutus), Plin. 15, 28, 33, § 110 et saep.—
2. Transf., of a wine-drinker, drunk (opp. abstemius), Aus. Ep. a. Id. 11.—
B. Trop. (borrowed from colors), clear, manifest: “dilutior erat defectus,Amm. 20, 3.—* Adv.: dīlūtē , slightly, weakly: Gallos post haec dilutius esse poturos, Cic. Font. Fragm. ap. Amm. 15, 12, 2; acc. to others an adj., sc. vinum.
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