Attenuate - English Flashcard for Attenuate - LELB Society

Attenuate – English Flashcard for Attenuate for IELTS

Attenuate (verb) /əˈten.ju.eɪt/

to make something weaker, smaller or less effective – weaken – lessen – reduce – decreasediminish – mitigate – assuage – 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

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