◄ Attenuate ►

1. (v. t.) To make thin or slender, as by mechanical or chemical action upon inanimate objects, or by the effects of starvation, disease, etc., upon living bodies.

2. (v. t.) To make thin or less consistent; to render less viscid or dense; to rarefy. Specifically: To subtilize, as the humors of the body, or to break them into finer parts.

3. (v. t.) To lessen the amount, force, or value of; to make less complex; to weaken.

4. (v. i.) To become thin, slender, or fine; to grow less; to lessen.

5. (a.) Alt. of Attenuated

Sanforize abate adulterate alleviate attenuated baptize bate blow off blunt cast forth clear away constrict consume contract cramp cripple cut damp dampen deaden debilitate deflate dematerialize devitalize dilute disable disembody dispel dissipate dissolve drive away dry up dull ease emacerate emaciate enervate enfeeble etherealize evaporate eviscerate exhaust expand extenuate gruel irrigate lay low lessen macerate mitigate parch preshrink rare rarefied rarefy rattle reduce reedy remit sap sear shake shake up shrink shrivel slacken slender slight slim soften up spiritualize subtile subtilize subtle tenuous thin thin away thin down thin out twiggy unbrace undermine unman unnerve unstrengthen unstring volatilize waste waste away water water down weaken weazen wither wizen


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