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Attenuate

At`ten´u`ate
v. t.1.To make thin or slender, as by mechanical or chemical action upon inanimate objects, or by the effects of starvation, disease, etc., upon living bodies.
[imp. & p. p. Attenuated ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Attenuating ( ).]
2.To make thin or less consistent; to render less viscid or dense; to rarefy. Specifically: To subtilize, as the humors of the body, or to break them into finer parts.
3.To lessen the amount, force, or value of; to make less complex; to weaken.
We may reject and reject till we attenuate history into sapless meagerness.
- Sir F. Palgrave.
v. i.1.To become thin, slender, or fine; to grow less; to lessen.
a.1.Made thin or slender.
2.Made thin or less viscid; rarefied.
Verb1.attenuate - weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)
Synonyms: rarefy
2.attenuate - become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude
Adj.1.attenuate - reduced in strength; "the faded tones of an old recording"
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