Definition for AT-TEN-U-A'TION


  1. The act of making thin, as fluids; as, the attenuation of the humors.
  2. The act of making fine, by comminution, or attrition. The action of the air facilitates the attenuation of these rocks. – Trans. Chaptal.
  3. The act or process of making slender, thin or lean.

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