What is the meaning of weaken?

verb

  • Lessen the strength of.
    • usage: "The fever weakened his body"
  • Become weaker.
    • usage: "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"
  • Destroy property or hinder normal operations.
    • usage: "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"
  • Reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of.
    • usage: "de-escalate a crisis"
  • Lessen in force or effect.
    • usage: "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
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APAWordNet. (2010). weaken. Retrieved October 16, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/weaken/definitions/1320273
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "weaken" http://smartdefine.org/weaken/definitions/1320273 (accessed October 16, 2017).
HarvardWordNet 2010, weaken, Smart Define, viewed 16 October, 2017, <http://smartdefine.org/weaken/definitions/1320273>.
MLAWordNet. "weaken" 23 October 2010. Web. 16 October 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/weaken/definitions/1320273>
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