His cropped leather jackets with their dolman sleeves were perfectly proportioned over his attenuated, back-slit skirts.
We live in an era of shortened attention spans and attenuated half-lives for products, companies, and business models.
The attenuated form, the pale face, and the sunken eyes of his once beautiful child, failed to move his compassion for her.
Paternal grossness was attenuated by the maternal influence.
The shadows on the grass lay lank and attenuated when the folks came back from the Pastime Rink.
The spiritual is the intensity of power; the physical is the attenuated.
Harvey glanced rather contemptuously at the lean, attenuated arm that the other displayed, where he had rolled his cuffs back.
This kind of beer will have attenuated sufficiently in from 30 to 36 hours.
Pasteurism, pas-tėr′izm, n. the method of inoculation with the attenuated virus of certain diseases, esp.
His attenuated back is rounded off with a stoop between the neck and shoulders.
"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.