how to pronounce attenuate


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attenuate is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of attenuate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… this thing is going to attenuate of its …”

meanings of attenuate


  1. To make thinner, as by physically reshaping, starving, or decaying.
  2. To weaken.
  3. To reduce the amplitude of an electrical, radio, or optical signal.
  4. To become thin or fine; to grow less.
  5. To rarefy.
  6. (of a beer) To become less dense as a result of the conversion of sugar to alcohol.
  7. To reduce in size, force, value, amount, or degree.
  8. To reduce the virulence of a bacterium or virus.


  1. Gradually tapering into a petiole-like extension toward the base.

attenuate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word attenuate occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics attenuate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that attenuate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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