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English definition of “attenuate”

attenuate

verb [T]     /əˈten.ju.eɪt/ formal
to make something smaller, thinner, or weaker: Radiation from the sun is attenuated by the Earth's atmosphere.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strongBecoming and making less strong attenuated     /əˈten.ju.eɪ.tɪd/ US  /-t̬ɪd/ adjective attenuation     /əˌten.juˈeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U]
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