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attenuō (adt-) āvī, ātus, āre

ad + tenuo, to make thin, attenuate, lessen, diminish: iuvenum corpora, O.: sortes attenuatae, the tablets had diminished (a sign of adversity), L.—Fig., to reduce, impair, lessen, diminish, weaken: insignem, to abase, H.: (legio) proeliis attenuata, Cs.: caede vires, L.: bellum expectatione, make less formidable: voragine ventris opes, waste, O.: curas, O.

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