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at·ten·u·ate

(ă-ten'yū-āt),
To dilute, thin, reduce, weaken, diminish.
[L. at-tenuo, pp. -tenuatus, to make thin or weak, fr. tenuis, thin]

attenuate

/at·ten·u·ate/ (ah-ten´u-āt)
1. to render thin.
2. to render less virulent.

attenuate

(ə-tĕn′yo͞o-āt′)
v. attenu·ated, attenu·ating, attenu·ates
v.tr.
1. To reduce in force, value, amount, or degree; weaken: Medicine attenuated the fever's effect.
2. To lessen the density of; rarefy.
3. Biology To make (bacteria or viruses) less virulent.
4. Electronics To reduce (the amplitude of an electrical signal) with little or no distortion.
v.intr.
To become thin, weak, or fine.
adj. (-yo͞o-ĭt)
1. Reduced or weakened, as in strength, value, or virulence.
2. Botany Gradually tapering to a slender point.

at·ten′u·a′tion n.

at·ten·u·ate

(ă-ten'yū-āt)
To dilute, thin, reduce, weaken, diminish.
[L. at-tenuo, pp. -tenuatus, to make thin or weak, fr. tenuis, thin]

attenuate

(of a leaf or plant structure) gradually tapering to a long slender point.
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