attenuant

[ uh-ten-yoo-uh nt ]
/ əˈtɛn yu ənt /
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noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for attenuant

attenuant

/ (əˈtɛnjʊənt) /

adjective

causing dilution or thinness, esp of the blood

noun

obsolete an attenuant drug or agent
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