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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.