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Word of the Day – Attenuate


How to Pronounce Attenuate
How to Pronounce Attenuate

Attenuate –ax t eh n y uw ey t

Reduce the force or effect

Let Peter attenuate the signal.



Definition verb (used with object)

to weaken or reduce in force, intensity, effect, quantity, or value

to make thin; make slender or fine.

Bacteriology, Immunology. to render less virulent, as a strain of pathogenic virus or bacterium.

verb (used without object), to become thin, fine, or weak; lessen adjective weakened; diminishing. Botany. tapering gradually to a narrow extremity.

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Synonyms for attenuate constrict, debilitate, vitiate

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First known usage 1520–30; from Latin attenuātus (past participle of attenuāre “to make thin, reduce”);


Word of the Day – Attenuate
Word of the Day – Attenuate

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