The act or process of making slender, or the state of being slender; emaciation.
- A gradual diminishing in the strength of something.
- A reduction in the level of some property with distance, especially the amplitude of a wave or the strength of a signal.
- A weakening in the virulence of a pathogen or other microorganism.
- The tapering of a leaf etc to a fine point.
- A fabrication process in which a material is stretched out into a thin shape.