attenuate :

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uh ten yooh ayt

  • v  weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)
  • v  become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude
  • s  reduced in strength

  • But can they also attenuate relationships? Can Facebook be a way to avoid dealing with people face to face? Gill's answer has a whiff of intergenerational snobbism.
  • To protect the transplants until they take hold, conservationists have jury-rigged a protective barrier of old Air Force parachutes in the water to absorb and attenuate the force .
  • The news media, the advertising agencies, the Governmenteven President Nixon himselfhave all helped flatten and attenuate the English tongue.
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  • Polymer Waveplates offer alternative to quartz waveplates.
    Polymer Waveplates (Retarders) transmit light while modifying its optical polarization state and do not attenuate, deviate, or displace beam. Birefringent polymer film, layered between 2 glass windows, increases durability and handling. Available in ¼ and ½ λ retardance, Retarders act as true zero order waveplates and are available with multiple wavelengths or achromatic designs. Models ...
    Aug. 8, 2013 - ThomasNet

  • John Rothman in Newswise (press release)
    This newly discovered compound decreases the formation of ever-present cellular messenger molecules, cyclic guanosine monophosphate and cyclic adenosine monophosphate, caused by various bacterial toxins and might prevent or attenuate the intestinal... Ferid Murad Jun 16, 2008 6482 9573 attenuate We bioengineer Listeria both to attenuate it and to cause it to secrete a tumor-specific antigen fused to a listerial protein, which makes it more effective than Listeria that just secretes the tumor antigen," Rothman said. "By doing this we...

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