weakening

Definitions of weakening
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n the act of reducing the strength of something

Antonyms:
strengthening
the act of increasing the strength of something
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wilt, wilting
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
cutting, thinning
the act of diluting something
Type of:
decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down
the act of decreasing or reducing something

n becoming weaker

Antonyms:
strengthening
becoming stronger
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debilitation, enervation, enfeeblement, exhaustion
serious weakening and loss of energy
atrophy, withering
any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
attenuation, fading
weakening in force or intensity
downfall, fall
a sudden decline in strength or number or importance
loosening, relaxation, slackening
an occurrence of control or strength weakening
anticlimax
a disappointing decline after a previous rise
thaw
a relaxation or slackening of tensions or reserve; becoming less hostile
Type of:
shift, transformation, transmutation
a qualitative change

adj causing debilitation

Synonyms:
debilitative, enervating, enfeebling
debilitating
impairing the strength and vitality

adj moderating by making pain or sorrow weaker

Synonyms:
moderating
lessening in intensity or strength

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