from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Attenuant.
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- adjective Tending to
attenuateor lessen the forceof something.
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Less attenuative strains may require the addition of priming sugar to the cask.
With respect to its being an attenuative of viscid humours, it can never possess this virtue from being a diluent, for an attenuant acts _specially_ on the particles, by diminishing their bulk, while the diluent acts upon the whole mass of the fluid.