weakening

Definitions of weakening
  1. noun
    the act of reducing the strength of something
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    Antonyms:
    fortification, 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
    dilution
    the act of weakening the power, value, or content of something
    cutting, thinning
    the act of diluting something
    type of:
    decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down
    the act of decreasing or reducing something
  2. noun
    becoming weaker
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    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
  3. adjective
    causing debilitation
    synonyms: debilitative, enervating, enfeebling
    debilitating
    impairing the strength and vitality
  4. adjective
    moderating by making pain or sorrow weaker
    Synonyms:
    moderating
    lessening in intensity or strength
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