Israeli retaliation of some kind is probably inevitable, but American influence can do much to attenuate the damage it causes.
It will attenuate, at least with respect to him, the severity of simple minds.
The Venetian shutters often had to be lowered in the summer to attenuate the great heat.
First of all (p. 323) we remember pictures of ladies pale and attenuate poring with tender interest over vermilion scarfs.
I shall not attempt to laugh off the question, or to attenuate its importance.
But the important thing is that the sacrilege should be accompanied with precautions which attenuate it.
It does not attenuate the power and originality of his themes that they are essentially of the piano.
There is no stalk, the body being fixed by the attenuate posterior end.
It would not have been difficult to attenuate the coincidence.
Some circumstances aggravate the evil in a deed, others excuse or attenuate it.
"to make thin, to make less," 1520s, from Latin attenuatus "enfeebled, weak," past participle of attenuare "to make thin, lessen, diminish," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + tenuare "make thin," from tenuis "thin" (see tenet). Related: Attenuated; attenuating. Earlier was Middle English attenuen "to make thin (in consistency)," early 15c.
attenuate at·ten·u·ate (ə-těn'yōō-āt')
v. at·ten·u·at·ed, at·ten·u·at·ing, at·ten·u·ates
To reduce in force, value, amount, or degree; weaken; diminish.
To make bacteria or viruses less virulent.