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 ?
Or else should there perhaps Something strengthening, heart-strengthening, Here most proper be?
We helped her mind slowly by this simple means, we took her out between us to walk on fine days, in a quiet old City square near at hand, where there was nothing to confuse or alarm her--we spared a few pounds from the fund at the banker's to get her wine, and the delicate strengthening food that she required--we amused her in the evenings with children's games at cards, with scrap- books full of prints which I borrowed from the engraver who employed me--by these, and other trifling attentions like them, we composed her and steadied her, and hoped all things, as cheerfully as we could from time and care, and love that never neglected and never despaired of her.
I owed it to Laura's interests not to stake her whole future on my own unaided exertions, so long as there was the faintest prospect of strengthening our position by obtaining reliable assistance of any kind.
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.
He has an impression that his nose is bleeding, and several times draws the back of his hand across it, and looks for the result, in a pugilistic manner, greatly strengthening that incongruous resemblance.
The reader, if he considers that this fellow was already obnoxious to Mr Western, and if he considers farther the weighty business by which that gentleman's displeasure had been incurred, will perhaps condemn this as a foolish and desperate undertaking; but if he should totally condemn young Jones on that account, he will greatly applaud him for strengthening himself with all imaginable interest on so arduous an occasion.
An ideal strengthening focuses on the whole body, while there are many exercises destined to strengthen individual muscle group, individual muscle, or even an individual muscle segment.
The development objective of Strengthening Fiscal and Financial Stability Project for Mongolia is to contribute to the government of Mongolias efforts to strengthen fiscal and financial stability and improve the quality of expenditure management.
Gets straight to inner core thickening and strengthening.
The objective is to support the program to strengthen the financial sector through reforms aimed at: a) developing a strategy for management of systematic risks; b) strengthening the legal and regulatory framework; c) introducing legislation to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing; d) strengthening supervision and control of systematic risks, and e) strengthening the payment systems.
Strengthening of walls, with glass fiber straps, was more efficient then reinforcing with steel and GFRP wires.

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