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attenuated

[ uh-ten-yoo-ey-tid ]
/ əˈtɛn yuˌeɪ tɪd /
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adjective
weakened:My father had a somewhat attenuated relationship with his own family, as his childhood was quite traumatic.
thin; slender or fine: Images of the conjoined twins’ brains reveal an attenuated line stretching between the two organs, called a thalamic bridge.
Bacteriology, Immunology. (of a strain of disease-causing virus or bacterium) rendered less virulent: The attenuated poliovirus in the Sabin vaccine replicates very efficiently in the gut, but less so in the nervous system.
Electronics. (of an electronic signal) reduced in amplitude: Accuracy decreases in the case of reflected or attenuated signals—for example, inside buildings.
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Origin of attenuated

OTHER WORDS FROM attenuated

sub·at·ten·u·at·ed, adjectiveun·at·ten·u·at·ed, adjectiveun·at·ten·u·at·ed·ly, adverb
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