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

strength′en·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strengthener - a device designed to provide additional strength; "the cardboard backing was just a strengthener"; "he used gummed reinforcements to hold the page in his notebook"
backing, mount - something forming a back that is added for strengthening
bracing, brace - a structural member used to stiffen a framework
brace - a support that steadies or strengthens something else; "he wore a brace on his knee"
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
safety arch - an undecorated arch that is included in order to strengthen or support a construction
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The sons, in short square-skirted coats, with rows of stupendous brass buttons, and their hair generally queued in the fashion of the times, especially if they could procure an eelskin for the purpose, it being esteemed throughout the country as a potent nourisher and strengthener of the hair.
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