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attenuate

Pronunciation: /əˈtenjueɪt/

Translation of attenuate in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [Biology/Biología] [Electricity/Electricidad] [Telecom] atenuar* attenuating circumstances circunstancias (feminine plural) atenuantes
    Example sentences
    • In recent years, engineers have developed receivers that will perform satisfactorily even with multipath-corrupted and severely attenuated signals such as those found indoors.
    • New designs have greatly improved the sensitivity of GPS receivers so they can make code-phase measurements even on the severely attenuated signals inside buildings.
    • However, a possible drawback is that, as a consequence of relatively high conductivities, low frequency electric fields are severely attenuated in biological tissues.
    Example sentences
    • Varicella-zoster virus vaccine is a live attenuated virus that becomes latent after vaccination.
    • BCG is a live attenuated vaccine and is being given routinely to all newborns under the universal immunization programme.
    • Childhood vaccination against varicella with a live attenuated vaccine is now common in the United States and may be introduced elsewhere.

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