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attenuate
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
reduce in strength, amount, or size (especially in thickness)
  • Nor were there wanting other indications of the good gentleman's having gone down in the world of late: for a great scarcity of furniture, and total absence of comfort, together with the disappearance of all such small moveables as spare clothes and linen, bespoke a state of extreme poverty; while the meagre and attenuated condition of Mr. Sikes himself would have fully confirmed these symptoms, if they had stood in any need of corroboration.
    Chapter 39 — Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the.... (4% in)

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