HyperDic: attenuate

English > 3 senses of the word attenuate:
VERBchangeattenuate, rarefyweaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)
changeattenuatebecome weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude
ADJECTIVEallattenuate, attenuated, faded, weakenedreduced in strength
attenuate > pronunciation
Soundsahteh'nyuwey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > attenuate: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningReduced in strength.
Synonymsattenuated, faded, weakened
Broaderdecreased, reducedmade less in size or amount or degree
Spanishatenuado, debilitado
English > attenuate: 3 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningweaken the consistency of (a chemical substance) .
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymrarefy
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Broaderweakenlessen the strength of
Spanishatenuar, debilitar, enrarecer, suavizar
Catalanatenuar
Nounsattenuationthe property of something that has been weakened or reduced in thickness or density
English > attenuate: 3 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude.
PatternSomething ----s
Narrowerrefineattenuate or reduce in vigor, strength, or validity by polishing or purifying
BroaderweakenBecome weaker
Spanishatenuar
Catalanatenuar
Nounsattenuationweakening in force or intensity
attenuatoran electrical device for attenuating the strength of an electrical signal

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