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attenuate

[ə′ten·yə‚wāt]
(engineering acoustics)
To weaken a signal by reducing its level.
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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.
When the large-scale codon re-encoding method was applied by Antoine Nougairede and his colleagues to poliovirus and Influenza A virus, it resulted in a live but attenuated virus that had significant reduction of viral fitness.
Although gammaT had no effect on neutrophil infiltration, it significantly attenuated the partial loss of food consumption caused by inflammation-associated discomfort.
The only FDA-licensed product against influenza is the cold-adapted attenuated vaccine.
With their nervous, attenuated lines, Tanaka's drawings generate their own kind of visual charge.
Feed restriction also attenuated pulmonary inflammation, as evidenced by lower levels of lactate dehydrogenase and total protein, decreased infiltration of neutrophils and eosinophils, and reduced secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokine tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-[Alpha] in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid.
The Court found that the tenant had "offered minimal documentary evidence in support of her allegations." Summing up, the Court found that what had been revealed at trial was "an attenuated connection to the premises during the period at issue." That the tenant had recently returned to the apartment on a seemingly more permanent basis did not "cure her failure to sustain a substantial ongoing physical nexus to the premises for several years." As a result, the owner was granted a final judgment of possession.