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tenuō āvī, ātus, āre

tenuis, to make thin, make slender, wear away, dilute, rarefy, attenuate : adsiduo vomer tenuatur ab usu, O.: Ipsā autem macie tenuant armenta volentes, make lean , V.: tenuatum corpus, H.: se in undas, dissolve , O.: vocis via est tenuata, contracted , O.: Luna tenuata, i. e. waning , O.—Fig., to make small, lessen, diminish, reduce, weaken, enfeeble : Utque meae famam tenuent oblivia culpae, O.: virīs amoris, O.: Magna modis tenuare parvis, to degrade , H.

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