Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Thin; slender: as, long attenuated fingers: attenuated parchment.
  • Thin in consistency; diluted; rarefied: as, “attenuated small beer,”

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of attenuate.
  • adjective Made, or become weak; subject to attenuation
  • adjective botany Long and tapering (especially of leaves)

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  • adjective reduced in strength
  • adjective of an electrical signal; reduced in amplitude with little or no distortion

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  • The term attenuated focalization refers to a situation where point of view is limited, even if temporarily, to an impeded or distanced visual perspective.

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  • The term attenuated focalization refers to a situation where point of view is limited, even if temporarily, to an impeded or distanced visual perspective.

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  • And also the nasal flu vaccine is not a good option for pregnant women because that contains the live virus as opposed to what's called the attenuated or killed virus in the flu shot.

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  • This is different than some of the -- what are called attenuated vaccines, or not so live vaccines that are much more safe.

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  • My blush deepened as I recalled the attenuated blazer in which my secretary breakfasted, lunched and dined without discrimination.

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  • They were hunting for clues that might tell them whether the Utah and New York families were related and, if so, which branches were at risk of developing the form of colon cancer, called attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis.

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  • The gene mutation causes a condition known as attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis (AFAP).

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  • They were hunting for clues that might tell them whether the Utah and New York families were related and, if so, which branches were at risk of developing the form of colon cancer, called attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis.

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  • They were hunting for clues that might tell them whether the Utah and New York families were related and, if so, which branches were at risk of developing the form of colon cancer, called attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis.

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  • We're living through a deeply contradictory time when black folks (and what's left of the unions) are the Dems only truly reliable voting block, and yet every other manifesto for Democratic revitalization is some kind of attenuated, okie-doke Souljah-moment retread.

    Gary Dauphin: ATT(5)-1=CBC(3)+CHC(1)

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