attenuate
[ uh-ten-yoo-eyt ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
Mid 16th century; Latin from Latin attenuat- ‘made slender’, from the verb attenuare, from ad- ‘to’ + tenuare ‘make thin’ (from tenuis ‘thin’)
Synonyms
  • constrict
  • abate
Antonyms
  • aid
  • assist
Definition
to weaken or reduce in force, intensity, effect, quantity, or value
Example
The foam padding in the studio is used to attenuate the intensity of the sound from the outside world.
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