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Assuage vs. Attenuate

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Assuageverb

(transitive) To lessen the intensity of, to mitigate or relieve (hunger, emotion, pain etc.).

Attenuateverb

(transitive) To reduce in size, force, value, amount, or degree.

Assuageverb

(transitive) To pacify or soothe (someone).

Attenuateverb

(transitive) To make thinner, as by physically reshaping, starving, or decaying.

Assuageverb

To calm down, become less violent (of passion, hunger etc.); to subside, to abate.

Attenuateverb

(intransitive) To become thin or fine; to grow less.

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Assuageverb

To soften, in a figurative sense; to allay, mitigate, ease, or lessen, as heat, pain, or grief; to appease or pacify, as passion or tumult; to satisfy, as appetite or desire.

‘Refreshing winds the summer's heat assuage.’; ‘To assuage the sorrows of a desolate old man’; ‘The fount at which the panting mind assuagesHer thirst of knowledge.’;

Attenuateverb

(transitive) To weaken.

Assuageverb

To abate or subside.

‘The plague being come to a crisis, its fury began to assuage.’;

Attenuateverb

(transitive) To rarefy.

Assuageverb

cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of;

‘She managed to mollify the angry customer’;

Attenuateverb

To reduce the virulence of a bacterium or virus.

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Assuageverb

satisfy (thirst);

‘The cold water quenched his thirst’;

Attenuateverb

To reduce the amplitude of an electrical, radio, or optical signal.

Assuageverb

provide physical relief, as from pain;

‘This pill will relieve your headaches’;

Attenuateverb

(brewing) of a beer To become less dense as a result of the conversion of sugar to alcohol.

Assuageverb

make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense

‘the letter assuaged the fears of most members’;

Attenuateadjective

Gradually tapering into a petiole-like extension toward the base.

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Assuageverb

satisfy (an appetite or desire)

‘an opportunity occurred to assuage her desire for knowledge’;

Attenuateverb

To make thin or slender, as by mechanical or chemical action upon inanimate objects, or by the effects of starvation, disease, etc., upon living bodies.

Attenuateverb

To make thin or less consistent; to render less viscid or dense; to rarefy. Specifically: To subtilize, as the humors of the body, or to break them into finer parts.

Attenuateverb

To lessen the amount, force, or value of; to make less complex; to weaken.

‘To undersell our rivals . . . has led the manufacturer to . . . attenuate his processes, in the allotment of tasks, to an extreme point.’; ‘We may reject and reject till we attenuate history into sapless meagerness.’;

Attenuateverb

To become thin, slender, or fine; to grow less; to lessen.

‘The attention attenuates as its sphere contracts.’;

Attenuateadjective

Made thin or slender.

Attenuateadjective

Made thin or less viscid; rarefied.

Attenuateverb

weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)

Attenuateverb

become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude

Attenuateadjective

reduced in strength;

‘the faded tones of an old recording’;

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