strengthening


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strength·en

 (strĕngk′thən, strĕng′-, strĕn′-)
v. strength·ened, strength·en·ing, strength·ens
v.tr.
To make strong or increase the strength of.
v.intr.
To become strong or stronger.

strength′en·er n.

strengthening

(ˈstrɛŋθənɪŋ)
n
1. the reinforcing (of something)
2. the consolidation (of something)
adj
3. intended or helping to improve and make something stronger
4. (Economics) economics becoming more valuable or more productive
5. (of winds) becoming stronger
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strengthening - becoming strongerstrengthening - becoming stronger      
transformation, transmutation, shift - a qualitative change
weakening - becoming weaker
2.strengthening - the act of increasing the strength of something
step-up, increase - the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
concentration - strengthening the concentration (as of a solute in a mixture) by removing diluting material
weakening - the act of reducing the strength of something
Translations

strengthening

[ˈstreŋθənɪŋ]
A. ADJ (physically) → fortificante, tonificante
strengthening exercisesejercicios mpl fortificantes or tonificantes
this may have a strengthening effect on the economypuede que esto tenga un efecto fortificante en la economía
B. N
1. [of arm, back, muscles] → fortalecimiento m
2. (fig) [of currency, stock market] → fortalecimiento m, consolidación f; [of prices] → afianzamiento m

strengthening

[ˈstrɛŋθnɪŋ] n (of structure) → rinforzo; (of economy, currency) → consolidamento; (of desire, determination) → rafforzamento
References in classic literature ?
em your jargon, major; and say that we have shut the evil spirit in the cave, and are taking the woman to the woods in order to find strengthening roots.
Which it is well beknown to yourself, Pip," returned Joe, strengthening his former mixture of argumentation, confidence, and politeness, "that it were the wish of your own hart.
In the meantime, he was strengthening his own faction in the kingdom, of which he proposed to dispute the succession, in case of the King's death, with the legitimate heir, Arthur Duke of Brittany, son of Geoffrey Plantagenet, the elder brother of John.
What qualifications were necessary in those who are to be created new lords: whether the humour of the prince, a sum of money to a court lady, or a design of strengthening a party opposite to the public interest, ever happened to be the motive in those advancements?
This Fairy was named Lagree; she was so old that she only had one eye and one tooth left, and even these poor remains she had to keep all night in a strengthening liquid.
For my own part, I find it best to assume that a good sound scolding or castigation has some latent and strengthening influence on my Grandson's Configuration; though I own that I have no grounds for thinking so.
I do not care,' said the son, strengthening himself against his own heart; 'I - I have said it, and it is the truth.
The doctor here will bear me out that on one occasion I tried to kill him for the purpose of strengthening my vital powers by the assimilation with my own body of his life through the medium of his blood, relying of course, upon the Scriptural phrase, `For the blood is the life.
It doesn't forbid them, sir, when they've a clear call to the work, and when their ministry is owned by the conversion of sinners and the strengthening of God's people.
I felt its strengthening effect when I met the directress the next day; its stringent operation on the nerves suffered no trembling, no faltering; it enabled me to face her with firmness, to pass her with ease.
At first, the only effect was the strengthening of the faint lines in the skull; but, upon persevering in the experiment, there became visible, at the corner of the slip, diagonally opposite to the spot in which the death's-head was delineated, the figure of what I at first supposed to be a goat.
She said little, assented only here and there, and betrayed no inclination either of appropriating any part of the compliment to herself, or of strengthening his views in favour of Northamptonshire.

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