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dilute

Chem
a. (of a solution, suspension, mixture, etc.) having a low concentration or a concentration that has been reduced by admixture
b. (of a substance) present in solution, esp a weak solution in water

dilute

[dī′lüt]
(chemistry)
To make less concentrated.
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Three of us failed to get work in Aberdare or Merthyr and were compelled to work for the English Electric Company, Stafford, employed as improvers, called "dilutees" by skilled tradesmen, and paid pounds 10 per week plus bonus for a 48-hour week.
The new Coalition government promised a scheme to ease unemployment, but there was much anxiety about the fate of women dilutees (drafted in unskilled workers), who were being replaced in engineering, shipbuilding and munitions factories.