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dilute

verb [T] uk   /daɪˈluːt/ us  
to make a liquid weaker by mixing in something else: Dilute the juice (with water) before you drink it. to reduce the strength of a feeling, action, etc.: These measures are designed to dilute public fears about the product's safety.
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dilution
noun [C or U] uk   /-ˈluː.ʃən/ us  
The drug's effectiveness is decreased by dilution. a dilution of standards

dilute

adjective uk   /daɪˈluːt/ UK ( US usually diluted) us  
made weaker by diluting: dilute hydrochloric acid
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