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weak·en

 (wē′kən)
tr. & intr.v. weak·ened, weak·en·ing, weak·ens
To make or become weak or weaker.

weak′en·er n.

weakening

(ˈwiːkənɪŋ)
n
1. loss of physical strength
2. (Banking & Finance) finance reduction in value
3. lessening
adj
causing weakness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weakening - becoming weaker
debilitation, enfeeblement, exhaustion, enervation - serious weakening and loss of energy
transformation, transmutation, shift - a qualitative change
withering, atrophy - any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
attenuation, fading - weakening in force or intensity; "attenuation in the volume of the sound"
downfall, fall - a sudden decline in strength or number or importance; "the fall of the House of Hapsburg"
loosening, slackening, relaxation - an occurrence of control or strength weakening; "the relaxation of requirements"; "the loosening of his grip"; "the slackening of the wind"
strengthening - becoming stronger
2.weakening - the act of reducing the strength of something
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
wilting, wilt - causing to become limp or drooping
dilution - weakening (reducing the concentration) by the addition of water or a thinner
etiolation - the act of weakening by stunting the growth or development of something; "the etiolation of the critical tradition"
strengthening - the act of increasing the strength of something
Adj.1.weakening - causing debilitation
debilitating - impairing the strength and vitality
2.weakening - moderating by making pain or sorrow weaker
moderating - lessening in intensity or strength
Translations

weakening

[ˈwiːkənɪŋ]
A. N [of muscles, structure, currency, economy, power] → debilitamiento m
we have seen a weakening of government resolvehemos observado un debilitamiento en la resolución del gobierno
B. ADJ [effect] → debilitante

weakening

[ˈwiːknɪŋ] n (gen) → indebolimento; (of grip) → allentamento; (of influence) → diminuzione f

weakening

n debilitamiento, decaimiento