What does Attenuate mean?

Attenuate meaning in General Dictionary

Made slim or slender

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  • To become slim slim or good to develop less to lessen
  • to produce slim or slender as by technical or chemical activity upon inanimate objects or because of the results of starvation illness etc upon residing bodies
  • low in power
  • weaken the persistence of (a chemical compound)
  • become weaker, in strength, worth, or magnitude
  • to create thin or thin, as by mechanical or chemical activity upon inanimate objects, or by the ramifications of starvation, illness, etc., upon living figures.
  • to help make slim or less consistent; to render less viscid or thick; to rarefy. Specifically: To subtilize, since the humors for the human body, or to break them into finer components.
  • to minimize the amount, force, or value of; to help make less complex; to weaken.
  • In order to become slim, slender, or fine; to grow less; to lessen.
  • Alt. of Attenuated

Attenuate meaning in Medical Dictionary

To deteriorate, or even to make or become slim.


Attenuate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"to help make slim, which will make less," 1520s, from Latin attenuatus "enfeebled, weak," past participle of attenuare "in order to make thin, lessen, diminish," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + tenuare "make thin," from tenuis "thin" (see tenet). Relevant: Attenuated; attenuating. Before was center English attenuen "to create thin (in persistence)," early 15c.


Attenuate meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

To wear straight down or decrease; to dilute or make thinner.


Attenuate meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) In order to make thin or slender, as by technical or chemical action upon inanimate items, or by the outcomes of hunger, infection, etc., upon living bodies.

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  • (v. t.) To create thin or less consistent; to render less viscid or thick; to rarefy. Specifically: To subtilize, given that humors regarding the human anatomy, or even break all of them into finer parts.
  • (v. t.) To minimize extent, power, or worth of; to help make less complex; to deteriorate.
  • (v. i.) To become thin, slender, or good; to grow less; to reduce.
  • (a.) Alt. of Attenuated