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English adjective: attenuate

1. attenuate reduced in strength

SamplesThe faded tones of an old recording.

Synonymsattenuated, faded, weakened

Similardecreased, reduced


English verb: attenuate

1. attenuate (change) weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)weaken

Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

2. attenuate (change) become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)weaken

Narrower (hyponym)refine

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