- reduce the force, effect, or value of；reduce the amplitude of (a signal, electric current, or other oscillation)
- reduced in force, effect, or physical thickness
verb: attenuate, 3rd person present: attenuates, gerund or present participle: attenuating, past tense: attenuated, past participle: attenuated
- 1. reduce the force, effect, or value of this research provides a glimmer of hope that coral reefs can attenuate the effects of ocean acidification
- ▪ reduce the amplitude of (a signal, electric current, or other oscillation) the filter must severely attenuate frequencies above 10 Hz
- ▪ reduce the virulence of (a pathogenic organism), especially when preparing a vaccine the first live vaccine was insufficiently attenuated and produced a significant disease
- 2. reduce in thickness; make thin.
- 1. rare reduced in force, effect, or physical thickness the doctrines of Christianity became very attenuate and distorted