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English adjective: attenuate

1. attenuate reduced in strength


SamplesThe faded tones of an old recording.


Synonymsattenuated, faded, weakened


Similardecreased, reduced


Antonymsincreased


English verb: attenuate

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


Synonymsrarefy


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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