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differentiateverb [I/T]

 us   /ˌdɪf·əˈren·ʃiˌeɪt/
to show or find the difference between one thing and another, or between things that are compared: [T] What differentiates wheat from other crops is that it is almost exclusively used as a food product. [I always + adv/prep] The axons are like phone wires that carry the signals that allow the brain to differentiate between various smells.
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