attenuation

[ uh-ten-yoo-ey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF attenuation
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ATTENUATION

The rapidity of the action diminished with the attenuation of the vapour.

In spite of the pallor and attenuation, the face had a rare charm.

There is no growth in the idea of god, there is only an attenuation.

It is to be given at the first attenuation three times daily in half gr.

She quite lacks the refinement, attenuation and imponderability you have achieved.

Between one third and one fourth is the usual degree of attenuation.

It was this form of attenuation that was brought into play in the case of Jenner.

The secret of attenuation had thus become an open one to Pasteur.

Peter was pinguid, plump, and plethoric—she was thin to attenuation.

The only attenuation she could think of was after a minute to add: "But they didn't come up."

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., of persons, "emaciation;" of diet, "reduction," from Latin attenuationem (nominative attenuatio) "a lessening," noun of action from past participle stem of attenuare (see attenuate).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ATTENUATION

attrition

nounwearing down or away
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