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attenuate

verb

1 attenuate

Weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance).

synonym: rarefy.

Roget 36: decrease, diminish, lessen; abridge etc. (shorten) 201; shrink etc. (contract) 195; drop off, fall off, tail off; ... show more

Roget 195: become small, become smaller; lessen, decrease etc. 36; grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, ... show more

Roget 330: come to dust; be disintegrated, be reduced to powder &c.. reduce to powder, grind to powder; pulverize, comminute, granulate, triturate, levigate; scrape, file, abrade, ... show more

Dutch: ontkrachten, temperen, verdunnen, verzachten, afzwakken, verzwakken



2 attenuate

Become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude.

adjective

1 attenuate

Reduced in strength.

synonyms: attenuated, faded, weakened.


Moby thesaurus: Sanforize, abate, adulterate, alleviate, attenuated, baptize, bate, blow off, blunt, cast forth, clear away, constrict, consume, contract, cramp, cripple, cut, damp, dampen, deaden ... show more.

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