Attently



; intent.
adj.

late 15c., “attentive,” from Latin attentus, past participle of attendere (see attend). As a noun, “intention, aim” (early 13c.), from Old French atente “act of attending,” from fem. of Latin attentus.

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    to weaken or reduce in force, intensity, effect, quantity, or value: to attenuate desire. to make thin; make slender or fine. Bacteriology, Immunology. to render less virulent, as a strain of pathogenic virus or bacterium. Electronics. to decrease the amplitude of (an electronic signal). to become thin or fine; lessen. weakened; diminishing. Botany. tapering gradually […]



  • Attenuated

    to weaken or reduce in force, intensity, effect, quantity, or value: to attenuate desire. to make thin; make slender or fine. Bacteriology, Immunology. to render less virulent, as a strain of pathogenic virus or bacterium. Electronics. to decrease the amplitude of (an electronic signal). to become thin or fine; lessen. weakened; diminishing. Botany. tapering gradually […]

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