Definitions

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  • n. One who, or that which, gives or adds strength.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, gives or adds strength.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which makes strong or stronger; one who or that which increases strength, physical or moral.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a device designed to provide additional strength

Etymologies

strengthen +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Jason Hager shows that paying a little extra for tortoise wax hyperspace pod strengthener is well worth it.

    SciFi Fairy Tales: The tortoise survives hyperspace

  • Adding a further level of complexity, the companies could use the fictions crafted around them to either attack each other or to merge, making their existence a strengthener for the fiction.

    Some Thoughts, Part Seven – Games « The Graveyard

  • Caring about others is a connection strengthener, and is therefore good for business.

    Birute Regine: The Importance of Care in Business

  • I experienced it as a strengthener of spirit, a movement forward in my growing ability to connect with animals other than human.

    The Victory Belongs To Love

  • Whatever he was like normally with his wife, he had drunk deeply of the spine-strengthener supplied by Lycaelon, and was acting accordingly.

    Tran Siberian

  • Sit on an exercise ball for the first hour you work on your computer a great core strengthener.

    You: On a Diet

  • At a time like this, taking a little bit of action can give you a lot of comfort -- both as an immediate salve for your market wounds today and as a portfolio strengthener in the years to come.

    Tempest-Tossed? Take Some Control

  • Pepsi-Co's Sobe Life Water Challenge Your Life provides taurine, sometimes touted as a muscle strengthener, and ginseng, believed to boost alertness.

    A Healthy Drink? Try Plain Water

  • In 1649, Culpeper recommended it for women as a “general strengthener of their wombs,” and also noted that “it is very effectual for all pains in the head.”

    Earl Mindell’s New Herb Bible

  • Culpeper wrote that thyme was “a strengthener of the lungs,” and “taken internally, comforts the stomach much, and expels wind.”

    Earl Mindell’s New Herb Bible

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