Dictionary Results for weakening


1. weakening - noun

· becoming weaker

Hypernym(s): transformation, transmutation, shift

Antonym(s): strengthening




2. weakening - noun

· the act of reducing the strength of something

Hypernym(s): decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down

Antonym(s): strengthening




3. weaken - verb

· lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

Antonym(s): strengthen




4. weaken - verb

· become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"

Hypernym(s): decrease, diminish, lessen, fall

Antonym(s): strengthen




5. weaken - verb

· destroy property or hinder normal operations; "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"

Synonym(s): sabotage, undermine, countermine, counteract, subvert

Hypernym(s): disobey




6. weaken - verb

· reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of; "de-escalate a crisis"

Synonym(s): de-escalate, step_down

Hypernym(s): decrease, lessen, minify




7. weaken - verb

· lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"

Synonym(s): dampen, damp, soften, break

Hypernym(s): deaden, blunt




8. weakening - adjective

· causing debilitation

Synonym(s): debilitative, enervating, enfeebling




9. weakening - adjective

· moderating by making pain or sorrow weaker





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