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1‘strong bleach can be diluted with water’
make weaker, weaken
thin out, thin, make thinner, water down, add water to
mix, doctor, lace, adulterate
2‘I trust I have been able to dilute your misgivings’
diminish, reduce, decrease, lessen, attenuate, make weaker, weaken, mitigate, temper, quell, quieten, allay, assuage, alleviate, palliate, moderate, modify, tone down
1‘the metal is etched with a dilute acid’
weak, diluted, thin, thinned out, watered down, watery
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