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attenuate
used in Arrowsmith

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Definition
reduce in strength, amount, or size (especially in thickness)
  • With no excuse and less encouragement he isolated blackleg organisms from sick cattle and prepared an attenuated vaccine of his own.
    Chapter 17 (45% in)
  • A few years later, living on the tiny inheritance from his father, a petty banker, and quite carelessly and cheerfully exhausting it, he was analyzing critically the ptomain theory of disease, and investigating the mechanism of the attenuation of virulence of microorganisms.
    Chapter 12 (6% in)

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