how to pronounce attenuate

ətɛnjuɛɪt

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meanings of attenuate

verb:

  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.

adjective:

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