Word of the Day – 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.
How to Pronounce
First known usage 1520–30; from Latin attenuātus (past participle of attenuāre “to make thin, reduce”);