strengthening

Definitions of strengthening
1

n the act of increasing the strength of something

Antonyms:
weakening
the act of reducing the strength of something
Types:
concentration
strengthening the concentration (as of a solute in a mixture) by removing diluting material
pervaporation
the concentration of a colloidal solution whose colloid will not pass through a semipermeable membrane; solution is placed in a bag of the membrane and the solvent is evaporated off
Type of:
increase, step-up
the act of increasing something

n becoming stronger

Antonyms:
weakening
becoming weaker
Type of:
shift, transformation, transmutation
a qualitative change

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