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attenuant

[uh-ten-yoo-uh nt]
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noun
  1. a medicine or agent that thins the blood.

Origin of attenuant

First recorded in 1595–1605, attenuant is from the Latin word attenuant- (stem of attenuāns thinning, present participle of attenuāre). See at-, tenuis, -ant
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attenuant

adjective
  1. causing dilution or thinness, esp of the blood
noun
  1. obsolete an attenuant drug or agent
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