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reduce or weaken something

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attenuate - reduce

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'Attenuate' is a medical term that refers to a procedure to weaken a virus or disease, but it is more commonly used in relation to something that has been physically reduced, or weakened in amount, intensity, or value. It is regarded as both a formal and technical word.

Synonyms weaken,relieve
Antonyms amplify

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  1. The government promised to create a policy that would attenuate the housing crisis in the country.

  2. For the business to return to profitability, it requires the attenuation of a number of legal issues that it is currently facing.

  3. Experts believe that the virus is attenuable, are are currently working on a way to reduce its impact.

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