attenuate

[intransitive verb]

ə-tĕn′yoo͞-āt″

To make slender, fine, or small.

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

To reduce in force, value, amount, or degree; weaken.

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

To lessen the density of; rarefy.

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

To make (bacteria or viruses) less virulent.

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

To reduce (the amplitude of an electrical signal) with little or no distortion.

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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Examples For attenuate

This being correctly guessed to represent "attenuate" (at ten you ate), the other side goes from the room and the previous performers become the audience.

Although the United States "has done as good a job as it could have" in trying to make the ANA mirror the broader society, Mason said, it can only "attenuate" rather than prevent such a war in the future, even with a larger troop presence.

Although the United States "has done as good a job as it could have" in trying to make the ANA mirror the broader society, Mason said, it can only "attenuate" rather than prevent such a war in the future, even with a larger troop presence.

Although the United States "has done as good a job as it could have" in trying to make the ANA mirror the broader society, Mason said, it can only "attenuate" rather than prevent such a war in the future, even with a larger troop presence.

Would my contributions be more palatable were I to attenuate the libertarianism?

Rob Pegoraro: Most of the walls in my house are also plaster over lathe--it's a real treat to have to cut into that to move an electrical outlet--but I haven't seen that attenuate WiFi that much.

Reforming divorce laws likely would attenuate the divorce rate as well as the risks inherent to later births with new partners.

Yet, Dr. Maalouf doesn't rule out the rise of new 'media barons' as he argues that "control by the rich and powerful is inescapable in a capitalist system" while hoping that social networks and the Internet in general help attenuate the problem.

This piece, one in a series referencing visual artists, is largely centered on a marimba the performer plays in non-standard ways that allow him to attenuate the sound either by direct dampening with the hands or using atypical mallets for the job.

This is usually what happens when Congress does not have the will to enact laws that are prophylactic in nature or attenuate the problem before it becomes a crisis.

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