Definition of attenuate
- … shows great skill in the use of language to moderate or attenuate the impact of awkward facts.
- —Bernard Lewis
- an attenuated virus
- Glass can be attenuated into fibers.
- attenuate oil by heating it
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Earplugs will attenuate the loud sounds of the machinery.
an investment attenuated by significant inflation over the years
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: to make (something) weaker or less in amount, effect, or force
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