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
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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
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Broaderweakenlessen the strength of
Spanishatenuar, debilitar, enrarecer, suavizar
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
Nounsattenuationweakening in force or intensity
attenuatoran electrical device for attenuating the strength of an electrical signal

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