Attenuate in English


Attenuate is a verb that means putting or doing something dim, subtle or thin. Indicates decreasing or reducing the strength or power of something. This word comes from the Latin attenuāre, which derives from the adjective tenuis (dim).

Synonyms of attenuate

Because this action can be applied to different contexts, there are several words that can be used as synonyms depending on each situation. Some of them are: decrease, reduce, reduce, reduce, reduce, mitigate and weaken.

Antonyms of attenuate

In the same way, several words with opposite meaning can be used depending on the context such as accentuate, increase, increase, increase or strengthen.

Attenuate the screen

‘Dimming the screen’ or written in a reduced form as ‘dimming screen’ is one of the configuration options of many devices that reproduce images (televisions, computers, mobile phones …). Typically, some aspects of the image such as brightness, clarity or contrast can be dimmed or enlarged in the adjustment options. For example, on many televisions there are buttons on the bottom or on the side that allow you to dim the brightness or contrast in a manual way. The devices that have a screen usually have a default configuration that can be changed by a user, it is also common that there is the option to save these changes. Screens with dimmed brightness tend to have lower energy consumption and somehow avoid. However, dimming the brightness of a screen too much can force the view and make it difficult to view the images or read the text.

Dim in the area of ​​aesthetics and makeup

In aesthetic and cosmetic issues, it is common to use this verb with the meaning of diminishing or softening. In many cases it refers not only to reducing or eliminating elements such as marks, dark circles or stretch marks, but also to hide with some type of product. For example: ‘This cream manages to reduce wrinkles’.

Attenuate noise

Attenuating noise means reducing or decreasing an unwanted sound. Different insulating elements that mitigate noise can be used, there are construction materials made specifically for it, such as panels. There are also home remedies such as egg cartons. It is also understood that noise is a distortion of a signal in a transmission system. For example, the sound that is played on the radio or on a mobile phone sometimes a buzz appears. Sometimes this noise can be attenuated by configuring the transmission system.

Attenuate in Telecommunications

In Telecommunications, one signal is attenuated or produces attenuation is ÑAL, when the scroll means transmission power is lost. The signal can be of different types, for example optical or electrical.