Definition of attenuated in English:


Syllabification: at·ten·u·at·ed
Pronunciation: /əˈtenyo͞oˌātid


  • 1Unnaturally thin: she was a drooping, attenuated figure
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    • The model for the Kirov's new female breed may be the more experienced Uliana Lopatkina, all thin, attenuated limbs and haughty sinuousness cultivated to the point of idiosyncrasy.
    • Next, density gave way to linearity in attenuated sculptures with inaccessible catwalks, platforms, and doorways.
    • Giacometti described his attenuated figures as existing on the edge of perception, as if they just came into view on a hazy horizon.
  • 1.1Weakened in force or effect: Roman influence became attenuated
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    • In his art, he didn't try to reconcile, dilute, or exacerbate differences, which could have led to the attenuated effects of pastiche.
    • The setup and the payoff were far too attenuated, and I candidly couldn't tell you what beer the ad was for (which may influenced by the fact that I don't normally drink beer, I'm not sure).
    • The intellectual and professional classes, already gravely attenuated, would have been liquidated entirely.

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