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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To make thin or weaken.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To make thin or weaken. Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Thin, slender or weak.

Usage examples (38)
  • The truth tends to attenuate lies.
  • Verb (used with object) : to attenuate desire
  • This being correctly guessed to represent "attenuate" (at ten you ate), the other side goes from the room and the previous performers become the audience.
  • That is, if you attenuate a jury or a judge's sentence. for more
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  • ''Attenuate" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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