At*ten"u*ant (#), a. [L. attenuans, p. pr. of attenuare: cf. F. att'enuant. See Attenuate.]

Making thin, as fluids; diluting; rendering less dense and viscid; diluent.

-- n. Med.

A medicine that thins or dilutes the fluids; a diluent.

 

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