What does the word attenuated mean?

  • Wasted; thinning; weakened in power.

Usage examples for attenuated

  1. The smaller kinds, which abound most in this region, are still more elegant; and the waving of the canes, with their attenuated but feathery- looking points, bending down like a plume, and the tremulous quivering, even in the slightest breeze, of their long, slender leaves, present ever- varying aspects of beauty; and, combined with the bright- green colour of the Bamboo- cane and leaf, impart an indescribable charm to the entire landscape. – The Romance of Natural History, Second Series by Philip Henry Gosse

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