attenuated

  • 1attenuated — index deficient, impalpable, narrow, nonsubstantial (not sturdy), tenuous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2Attenuated — Weakened, diluted, thinned, reduced, weakened, diminished. The use of attenuated in medicine is not new. In the 16th century, eating dried figs was claimed to attenuate the body fluids. Now attenuated refers to procedures that weaken an agent of… …

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  • 3attenuated — decreased decreased adj. made less in size or amount or degree. Opposite of {increased}. [Narrower terms: {attenuate, attenuated, faded, weakened}; {belittled, diminished, small}; {cut, cut rate}; {diminished, lessened}; {minimized}; {remittent}; …

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  • 4attenuated — at|ten|u|at|ed [ ə tenju,eıtəd ] adjective 1. ) TECHNICAL long and thin: an attenuated beam of light 2. ) MEDICAL made weak or less harmful: a live attenuated vaccine …

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  • 5attenuated — [[t]əte̱njueɪtɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED An attenuated object is unusually long and thin. [FORMAL] ...round arches and attenuated columns …

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  • 6attenuated — adjective 1) attenuated fingers Syn: thin, slender, narrow, slim, skinny, spindly, bony; rare attenuate Ant: plump, broad 2) his muscle activity was much attenuated Syn …

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  • 7attenuated — UK [əˈtenjuˌeɪtɪd] / US [əˈtenjuˌeɪtəd] adjective 1) formal long and thin an attenuated beam of light 2) medical made weak or less harmful a live attenuated vaccine …

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  • 8Attenuated — Attenuate At*ten u*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attenuated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Attenuating}.] [L. attenuatus, p. p. of attenuare; ad + tenuare to make thin, tenuis thin. See {Thin}.] 1. To make thin or slender, as by mechanical or chemical action… …

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  • 9Attenuated — Attenuate At*ten u*ate, Attenuated At*ten u*a ted, a. [L. attenuatus, p. p.] 1. Made thin or slender. [1913 Webster] 2. Made thin or less viscid; rarefied. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10attenuated — un·attenuated; …

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  • 11attenuated — Weakened or thinned. Attenuated strains of disease causing bacteria and viruses are often used as vaccines. The weakened strains are used as vaccines because they stimulate a protective immune response while causing no disease or only mild… …

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  • 12attenuated — adjective a) Made, or become weak; subject to attenuation b) Long and tapering (especially of leaves) …

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  • 13attenuated — Synonyms and related words: Sanforized, abated, ablated, adulterated, airy, attenuate, bated, belittled, boyish, cadaverous, consumed, contracted, corky, corpselike, curtailed, cut, dainty, decreased, deflated, delicate, diaphanous, dilute,… …

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  • 14attenuated — adj. made thin; tapered; reduced; weakened at·ten·u·ate || É™ tenjÊŠeɪt v. become thin or less; diminish in intensity, decrease …

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  • 15attenuated — adjective 1. of an electrical signal; reduced in amplitude with little or no distortion • Similar to: ↑decreased, ↑reduced • Topics: ↑electronics 2. reduced in strength the faded tones of an old recording • …

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  • 16Attenuated virus — Attenuated redirects here. For the bacterial use of the term, see Attenuator (genetics) Attenuation in virology is reducing the virulence of a virus, whilst keeping it viable (or live ), for the purpose of creating a vaccine. It is the… …

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  • 17Attenuated total reflectance — (ATR) is a sampling technique used in conjunction with infrared spectroscopy which enables samples to be examined directly in the solid or liquid state without further preparation.cite web | year=2005 | title=FT IR Spectroscopy Attenuated Total… …

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  • 18Attenuated patella alta — is an extremely rare condition affecting mobility and leg strength. It is characterized by an unusually small knee cap (patella) that develops out of and above the joint. Normally, as the knee cap sits in the joint, it is stimulated to growth by… …

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  • 19attenuated polyposis coli — attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis (AFAP) a rare variant form of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), characterized by a lower number of polyps, later age of onset, and slightly lower risk of malignancy …

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  • 20attenuated vaccine — attenuated live vaccine a vaccine prepared from live microorganisms or viruses cultured under adverse conditions leading to loss of their virulence but retention of their ability to induce protective immunity …

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