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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
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Or else should there perhaps Something strengthening, heart-strengthening, Here most proper be?
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.
In these two romantic natures was manifest in a signal way that neglected phenomenon, the dominance of the sexual element in all the relations of life, strengthening, softening, and beautifying even those of consanguinity.
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.
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.
Then, strengthening himself with the heavenly viaticum,* he prepared for the entrance into another life, and asked how near the time was when the brothers were to be awakened to sing the nocturnal praises of our Lord.

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