verb (used with object), at·ten·u·at·ed, at·ten·u·at·ing.
verb (used without object), at·ten·u·at·ed, at·ten·u·at·ing.
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Origin of attenuate
OTHER WORDS FROM attenuateo·ver·at·ten·u·ate, verb (used with object), o·ver·at·ten·u·at·ed, o·ver·at·ten·u·at·ing.sub·at·ten·u·ate, adjective
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How to use attenuate in a sentence
The Department of Education did this broad survey on prevention programs attempting to attenuate youth substance and crime and aspects like that.Policymaking Is Not a Science (Yet) (Ep. 405 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|March 25, 2021|Freakonomics
The future role of the national agencies will be attenuated—becoming more akin to an airport rather than to an airline.If Aliens Exist, Here’s How We’ll Find Them - Issue 97: Wonder|Martin Rees & Mario Livio|February 24, 2021|Nautilus
Israeli retaliation of some kind is probably inevitable, but American influence can do much to attenuate the damage it causes.
Her flowing dress of white brocade made no attempt to compress, to sustain or to attenuate.Tante|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
But before she could attenuate in any way the crudity of her collapse he gave an impatient jerk which took him to the window.What Maisie Knew|Henry James
The next day he added: "I am still sore vexed about Sherman, but Chenery did his best to attenuate the mischief."Great Britain and the American Civil War|Ephraim Douglass Adams
Nevertheless, I had risen to make this answer, the ill grace of which I strove to attenuate by the courteousness of my attitude.Led Astray and The Sphinx|Octave Feuillet
Involucre globular; the imbricated scales coriaceous and appressed at base, attenuate to long stiff points with hooked tips.