weakening(redirected from weakenings)
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tr. & intr.v. weak·ened, weak·en·ing, weak·ens
To make or become weak or weaker.
1. loss of physical strength
2. (Banking & Finance) finance reduction in value
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|Noun||1.||weakening - becoming weaker|
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|
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