Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Attenuating; making thin, as fluids; diluting; rendering less dense and viscid.
  • noun A medicine which increases the fluidity of the humors; a diluent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Making thin, as fluids; diluting; rendering less dense and viscid; diluent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Making thin, as fluids; diluting; rendering less dense and viscid.
  • noun medicine, dated Any medicine that thins or dilutes the fluids; a diluent.

Etymologies

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Latin attenuans, present participle of attenuare: compare French atténuant. See attenuate.

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