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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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A three-layer installation process begins with gluing a sound attenuating blanket directly into a concrete slab.
Another safety question that arose was the use of surfacing materials (impact attenuating surfaces) that may cushion the impact from falls.
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Jonas has written that, in approaching space as a medium, she looks for "ways of dislocating it, attenuating it, flattening it, turning it inside out, always attempting to explore it without ever giving to myself or to others the permission to penetrate it.
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AAF is a frequency-boosting scheme using a first-order zero (s) up to the maximum frequency of the digital information, attenuating higher frequencies that do not carry information to reduce noise.