weakened


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.weakened - impaired by diminution
impaired - diminished in strength, quality, or utility; "impaired eyesight"
2.weakened - made weak or weaker
weak - wanting in physical strength; "a weak pillar"
3.weakened - reduced in strength; "the faded tones of an old recording"
decreased, reduced - made less in size or amount or degree
4.weakened - mixed with water; "sold cut whiskey"; "a cup of thinned soup"
dilute, diluted - reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity; "diluted alcohol"; "a dilute solution"; "dilute acetic acid"
5.weakened - damaged inanimate objects or their value
damaged - harmed or injured or spoiled; "I won't buy damaged goods"; "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings"
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Many lusty blows, much more pleasant as well as easy to have seen, than to read or describe, were given on both sides: at last a violent fall, in which Jones had thrown his knees into Thwackum's breast, so weakened the latter, that victory had been no longer dubious, had not Blifil, who had now recovered his strength, again renewed the fight, and by engaging with Jones, given the parson a moment's time to shake his ears, and to regain his breath.
And now both together attacked our heroe, whose blows did not retain that force with which they had fallen at first, so weakened was he by his combat with Thwackum; for though the pedagogue chose rather to play solos on the human instrument, and had been lately used to those only, yet he still retained enough of his antient knowledge to perform his part very well in a duet .
I sat upon the mountain-side and watched A tiny barque that skimmed across the lake, Drifting, like human destiny upon A world of hidden peril; then she sailed From out my ken, and mingled with the blue Of skies unfathomed, while the great round sun Weakened towards the waves.
Suspense must have weakened my nerves in some strange way.
Besides the depressing effect this had on my spirits, it very much weakened my sight, and when I was suddenly brought out of the darkness into the glare of daylight it was very painful to my eyes.
The inference is, that the authority of the Union, and the affections of the citizens towards it, will be strengthened, rather than weakened, by its extension to what are called matters of internal concern; and will have less occasion to recur to force, in proportion to the familiarity and comprehensiveness of its agency.
Volcanoes, so plentiful in the first days of the world, are being extinguished by degrees; the internal heat is weakened, the temperature of the lower strata of the globe is lowered by a perceptible quantity every century to the detriment of our globe, for its heat is its life."
Absence had increased her desire of seeing Charlotte again, and weakened her disgust of Mr.
(Nicholas), her resolve weakened. She wept quietly, and felt that she was a sinner who loved her father and little nephew more than God.
His heart is very much weakened. He had a bad fainting fit, but with a long rest he may recover."
A group of Australians infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-the virus that causes AIDS-have remained symptomfree and in good health for 10 years or more because they harbor a mutated and weakened form of the virus, a new study indicates.
This new study may provide additional support for a controversial AIDS vaccine strategy in which researchers would inject people at risk with a weakened form of HIV to stimulate a protective immune response.