strengthening

Definitions of strengthening
  1. noun
    the act of increasing the strength of something
    synonyms: fortification
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    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
  2. noun
    becoming stronger
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    Antonyms:
    weakening
    becoming weaker
    type of:
    shift, transformation, transmutation
    a qualitative change
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