attenuated

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

attenuated

  1. simple past tense and past participle of attenuate

Adjective[edit]

attenuated (comparative more attenuated, superlative most attenuated)

  1. Made, or become weak; subject to attenuation.
    • Charles Lamb, The Essays of Elia
      He had his tea and hot rolls in a morning, while we were battening upon our quarter-of-a-penny loaf — our crug — moistened with attenuated small beer, in wooden piggings, smacking of the pitched leathern jack it was poured from.
    • 1835, William Gilmore Simms, The Partisan, Harper, Chapter XI, page 140:
      She had become spiritualized in mind, even as she had grown attenuated in person.
  2. (botany) Long and tapering (especially of leaves)