from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make or become weak or weaker.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make weaker.
- v. To become weaker.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make weak; to lessen the strength of; to deprive of strength; to debilitate; to enfeeble; to enervate.
- transitive v. To reduce in quality, strength, or spirit.
- intransitive v. To become weak or weaker; to lose strength, spirit, or determination; to become less positive or resolute.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To become weak or weaker: as, he weakens from day to day.
- To make weak or weaker; lesson or reduce the strength, power, ability, influence, or quality of: as, to weaken the body or the mind; to weaken a solution or infusion by dilution; to weaken the force of an argument.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. become weaker
- v. destroy property or hinder normal operations
- v. reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of
- v. lessen in force or effect
- v. lessen the strength of
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