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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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173) Furthermore, the concurrent systemic twice-daily administration of D-methionine and gentamicin significantly attenuates auditory threshold shifts in guinea pigs.
The AGC Circuitry--The automatic gain control circuit boosts low-level signals and attenuates (slightly diminishes) high-level signals.
What we've shown is that this satellite production attenuates the disease, and that it also greatly decreases the replication of the virus in the genetically engineered plants.
Blocking CTGF attenuates key pathologies induced by drivers of diabetic nephropathy: Studies have demonstrated that blocking CTGF attenuates AGE- and RAAS-induced renal pathologies including: tubular cell hypertrophy10,16,24, epithelial mesenchymal transition25, and fibronectin synthesis.