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Attenuate

To reduce the force or severity; to lessen a relationship or connection between two objects.

In Criminal Procedure, the relationship between an illegal search and a confession may be sufficiently attenuated as to remove the confession from the protection afforded by the Fruit of the Poisonous Tree doctrine, thereby making it admissible as evidence in a criminal prosecution depending upon the facts of the case.

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The strategy also prevented the reversion of the attenuated phenotype by mutation or recombination, thus reducing the possibility that the newly created virus strain could evolve back to the pathogenic version.
Removal of the basic cleavage peptide by reverse genetics results in a virus that is attenuated for embryonated eggs, thus allowing high yields to be attained.
There were increases in LDH, total protein, and EPO levels 2 days after HDM challenge in ad libitum rats compared to levels before antigen challenge (Figure 3); however, such responses were sharply attenuated in feed-restricted rats.
Because the pattern attenuated surface vibrations known as Rayleigh waves, the researchers suggest that holes 26 meters across arranged in a pattern over a large area might hinder the much lower-frequency Rayleigh waves caused by earthquakes.
When local audiences go to see King's stable of thoroughbred dancers in his own company, LINES Contemporary Ballet, with their gorgeously attenuated limbs and hands hanging rapturously from the wrist, they are going as much to gape at the sublime bodies as to meet King's splintered choreography.
Contract notice: Purchase, storage and delivery of live attenuated vaccine against classical swine fever.
Now, Qingke Kong and his colleagues at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University have shown how a powerful new class of therapeutics, known as recombinant attenuated Salmonella vaccines (RASV), can make vaccines safer and more effective.
This effect of diet on tumor growth was significantly attenuated by metformin, but metformin had no effect on tumor growth of the mice on the control diet.
Production of live attenuated and inactivated vaccine seed viruses against avian influenza viruses, which have the potential to cause pandemics, and their testing in preclinical studies and clinical trials will establish the principles and ensure manufacturing experience that will be critical in the event of the emergence of such a virus into the human population.
Themes as diverse as kidnapping in Latin America (the title, which translates, roughly, as "catching fish," is taken from the motorway barricades erected by Colombian guerrillas to stop and capture passersby) and the status of the documentary in the age of global information and omnipresent manipulation surface and disappear into the same hazy, attenuated abstractions from which they emerged.
The virus used must be sufficiently attenuated, or disabled, so that it doesn't cause disease.
But here, Tina Martin and Eric Midgley's union seemed far too cautious, although her attenuated phrasing did give way to sparks in her variation, where she let herself be wooed more convincingly by the violin.