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attenuate

[ə′ten·yə‚wāt]
(engineering acoustics)
To weaken a signal by reducing its level.

attenuate

To reduce, lower, lessen. The term is commonly used with regard to signals in electronic circuitry and communications.
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His person, though muscular, was rather attenuated than full; but every nerve and muscle appeared strung and indurated by unremitted exposure and toil.
The colourless clearness that comes after the sunset flush was darkling; the blue sky above grew momentarily deeper, and the little stars one by one pierced the attenuated light; the interspaces of the trees, the gaps in the further vegetation, that had been hazy blue in the daylight, grew black and mysterious.
Although he could not have been less than eighteen or nineteen years old, and was tall for that age, he wore a skeleton suit, such as is usually put upon very little boys, and which, though most absurdly short in the arms and legs, was quite wide enough for his attenuated frame.
Two kitchen chairs, and a round table, and an attenuated old poker and tongs were, however, gathered round the fire-place, as was a saucepan over a feeble sputtering fire.
But my father threatened me,' gasped the boy, clasping his attenuated fingers, 'and I dread him - I dread him
But still it was a display of fancy, a sign of grace; but at that moment these figures appeared to me weird and intrusive and strangely alive in their attenuated grace of unearthly beings concealing a power to see and hear.
The authors concluded that hypothermia alone attenuated the over-activation of CaM kinase IV and improved neuropathology after hypoxia.
The inactivated influenza vaccine is more effective than the quadrivalent live attenuated vaccine, according to a study conducted by the Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network.
some drawbacks of attenuated vaccines include the possibility of reversion to a more virulent form and/or continued shedding.
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 24, 2016-US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends against live attenuated influenza vaccine
M2 PHARMA-June 24, 2016-US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends against live attenuated influenza vaccine
Big Ear's new dual filter system features the normal attenuated filter along with a second non-linear filter.