Definitions for "Attenuate"
Keywords:  lessen, slender, virulence, taper, apex
To make thin or slender, as by mechanical or chemical action upon inanimate objects, or by the effects of starvation, disease, etc., upon living bodies.
To lessen the amount, force, or value of; to make less complex; to weaken.
To become thin, slender, or fine; to grow less; to lessen.
Keywords:  rarefy, viscid, subtilize, finer, thin
To make thin or less consistent; to render less viscid or dense; to rarefy. Specifically: To subtilize, as the humors of the body, or to break them into finer parts.
Made thin or less viscid; rarefied.
To turn down or reduce.
To reduce audio strength or volume.
To reduce the amplitude of an action or signal. The opposite of amplification.
The ability of a yeast strain to ferment the sugars in a wort or must. Attenuation is more important in brewing, where a blend of complex wort dextrins and sugars must be broken down by the yeast during fermentation. Variations in yeast strain attenuations and brewing conditions will affect the dryness and body of the finished beer. See also, Flocculation.
The reduction in intensity of tone or speech sounds.
to decrease in intensity with distance; usually referring to a light source.