Verb(1) weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance(2) become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude
Adjective(1) reduced in strength
(1) We expected that family conflict and depression symptoms would generally function as mediators, but also assessed whether they would exacerbate or attenuate the effects of parental drinking problems on children's adjustment.(2) Indeed, distance may strengthen, rather than attenuate social relationships, Fischer argues, and that seems to have been the case in this immigrant community.(3) Clinicians should refer cocaine-exposed children to early intervention services to attenuate long-term effects.(4) In other words, we anticipated that positive family relationships would attenuate the effect of individual differences that have been shown to be related to depressed mood.(5) Previous research has shown that high-stress individuals and their spouses are at risk for a variety of negative outcomes, including marital and emotional distress, and that social support may attenuate these effects.(6) So it's feasible to raise enough antibody there to either completely block or very substantially attenuate the effects that nicotine would have.(7) I think that there are strategies by which we can at least attenuate the negative effects of globalisation, but these strategies need to be more sophisticated than organised protest.(8) On the other hand, for their own analysis Carling et al. used an attenuate isosceles triangle with a blunt snout as their model organism, rather than the profile of an eel.(9) Long-term exposure to allergens can attenuate inflammation and revert airway hyperreactivity to normal responsiveness.(10) The pressure pulse will then propagate mainly at that specific frequency along the meridian since it is minimally attenuated at the resonant frequency.(11) Varicella-zoster virus vaccine is a live attenuated virus that becomes latent after vaccination.(12) Ascorbate treatment also attenuated the detrimental effects of the silver nitrate on the plant tissue, considerably reducing the necrotic lesions.(13) Against the wall of Baghel's compound stood a row of finished metal figurines: as attenuated , and retro-modern, as those of Amadeo Modigliani.(14) If this signal is to be passed to downstream devices, it must be amplified and the jitter eliminated or attenuated .(15) Because vaccination attenuates the clinical presentation of pertussis, a more sensitive case definition than spasmodic cough of two weeks should be adopted in vaccinated populations.(16) Inactivated vaccines don't seem to work as well as live attenuated vaccines, and in this review at least, did not work at all in children under 2.