Thesaurus / attenuate

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

The Venetian shutters often had to be lowered in the summer to attenuate the great heat.
A tight beam tends to attenuate when it is thrown a hundred thousand miles.
SPACE TUGMURRAY LEINSTER
Neither were they distant; they were close to me, but attenuate.
LILITHGEORGE MACDONALD
The bodies are variable—peristomial border widely dilated, tapering and attenuate posteriorly.
Young birds appear to acquire these attenuate primaries only after a complete moult.
In the same way, as they become more familiar with the facts, the English will attenuate their hostility to "Germans."
THE GREAT ILLUSIONNORMAN ANGELL
Involucre globular; the imbricated scales coriaceous and appressed at base, attenuate to long stiff points with hooked tips.
Some circumstances aggravate the evil in a deed, others excuse or attenuate it.
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 KNEWHENRY JAMES
Then seeing in the light of her eye that he had applied to her the word in the language she least liked, he hastened to attenuate.
THE TWO MAGICSHENRY JAMES

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