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Word: attenuate

Definition: make thin; weaken


Sentences Containing 'attenuate'

It does not do so entirely, however, but one can square or even cube the expression to serially attenuate Gibbs Phenomenon in the most extreme cases.
It has an acute apex and its base is gradually attenuate and amplexicaul.
It is possible that one of the best, albeit relatively unexplored, treatment modalities for opioid addiction - notoriously the most difficult addiction to treat (and to recover from), having relapse rates of around 60% at four weeks and 97% at twelve months if not on maintenance therapy with a mu-opioid agonist - would be to combine an opioid maintenance agent, such as methadone or buprenorphine, to block withdrawal symptomology, with baclofen, to attenuate cravings and the desire to use, in people who find that they are still using or still craving drugs while on methadone or buprenorphine maintenance.
One layer of asphalt shingles, roof felt, and a plywood roof deck is considered to attenuate the signal to about half.
The lamina has an acute apex and is shortly attenuate at the base, clasping the stem for approximately one-third of its circumference.
This helps attenuate resonances at the gyroscopic frequencies of journal bearings (sometimes called conical or rocking modes).
We suggest that LARP-1 functions in P-bodies to attenuate the abundance of conserved Ras-MAPK mRNAs.

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