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Attenuate – English Flashcard for Attenuate for IELTS


Attenuate (verb) /əˈten.ju.eɪt/

to make something weaker, smaller or less effective – weaken – lessen – reduce – decreasediminishmitigateassuage – calm – soothe – lighten:

The polio vaccine is manufactured by attenuating the virus to arouse the immune system so that the body would be immunized against the malicious virus.

antonym: intensify

Adjective: attenuated

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