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attenuate

at·ten·u·ate

attenuate

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: ten yu eIt
inflections: attenuated, attenuates, attenuating
definition 1: to cause to be thin, rarefied, or fine.
Warming the oil will attenuate it.Attenuating glass makes it a thin fiber.
antonyms:
condense, thicken
similar words:
rarefy, thin
definition 2: to make less in quantity, quality, or effect; weaken.
She tried to attenuate the effects of the alcohol by drinking a lot of water.
antonyms:
amplify, augment, enhance, intensify, magnify, strengthen
similar words:
decrease, impair, weaken
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become thin, rarefied, or fine.
similar words:
narrow, rarefy
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: ten yu iht
definition: made thin, rarefied, or fine; weakened; attenuated.
an attenuate mixture
similar words:
tenuous
derivation: attenuation (n.)