attenuant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin attenuans, present participle of attenuare: compare French atténuant. See attenuate.

Adjective[edit]

attenuant (comparative more attenuant, superlative most attenuant)

  1. Making thin, as fluids; diluting; rendering less dense and viscid.

Noun[edit]

attenuant (plural attenuants)

  1. (medicine, dated) Any medicine that thins or dilutes the fluids; a diluent.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

attenuant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of attenuō