weakening


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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
References in classic literature ?
Secondly, the weakening of the authority of princes, as if they were less of themselves.
For weakening of authority; the fable showeth the remedy.
It never occurred to him that by this action he was weakening himself, depriving himself of friends and of those who had thrown themselves into his lap, whilst he aggrandized the Church by adding much temporal power to the spiritual, thus giving it greater authority.
Hooja's men, working in relays, were com-mencing to show the effects of the strain under which they had been forced to work without food or water, and I think their weakening aided us almost as much as the slight freshening of the wind.
A subtle current of desire passed through her body, weakening her hold upon the brushes and making her eyes burn.
That he was weakening perceptibly was evident, but so also was the ape, whose struggles were growing momentarily less.
trading partners such as China and the European Union for allegedly weakening their currencies to gain an edge in trade at the expense of the United States.
New findings from the https://www.thoracic.org/ revealed that inhaling vapour from e-cigarettes can change the cells in the respiratory tract, weakening the body's ability to fight off viruses - particularly the flu.
The rupee appreciated by 26 paise to 70.86 against the US dollar in opening trade Thursday, driven by weakening of the greenback in overseas markets after the US Fed kept interest rate unchanged.
A cold air mass will cause the mercury in northern Taiwan to dip down to 12 degrees Celsius for the next two days, before weakening on Wednesday (Dec.
The weather bureau earlier explained that the weakening is due to the interaction of Tomas with cold and dry air from the northeast monsoon or amihan.
Such tenge weakening occurs amid weakening of currencies of developing countries, the National Bank's press service said.