- to become or cause to become weak or weaker
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weak•en /ˈwikən/USA pronunciation v.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
weak•en (wē′kən),USA pronunciation v.t.
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weaken /ˈwiːkən/ vb
'weaken' also found in these entries:
abate - attenuate - attrition - blunt - break - castrate - continue - crack - craze - cringe - crinkle - cripple - cut - deaden - debilitate - decline - decondition - defect - deficient - defuse - degrade - depress - devitalize - dilute - disable - dishearten - droop - emasculate - enervate - enfeeble - extenuate - fail - fall off - geld - harden - impair - impoverish - infract - infringe - intensify - invalidate - macerate - marasmus - mince - nerve - nerve gas - picador - reciprocal inhibition - relax - sag
Collocations: weaken his [faith, resolve, confidence, ability], his [faith] weakened, her [strength, sight, memory] is weakening, more...
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