[uh-ten-yoo-uh nt]

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for attenuant


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