- v. present participle of weaken.
- n. An instance or process of loss of strength
- n. uncountable (mathematics) A structural principle of mathematical logic that states that the hypotheses of any derived fact may be freely extended with additional assumptions
- adj. moderating by making pain or sorrow weaker
- n. the act of reducing the strength of something
- n. becoming weaker
- adj. causing debilitation
“Qashqavi accused everyone working at the BBC, the Voice of America, and CNN are pursuing what he called the weakening of Iran's unity and seeking the disintegration of the country all because he said of ties to Israel and Zionism.”
“Wayne Pacelle, president and chief executive of the Humane Society, criticized the department for what he described as weakening its policy by allowing some downer cows to be used as food.”
“Yes disease was a factor in weakening the French and, yes, religion was a great motivator, but, in fact, the Haitians out thought and fought the French army.”
“These militias have been bad news in the past, and their weakening is good news for the future.”
“It appears that the Obama administration has yielded to pressure from the NCAA and gender quota advocates in weakening the value of student interest surveys for Title IX compliance.”
“It works wonders in weakening a nation, here or in China.”
“Publicizing the problem of domestic violence, an explicit strategy of women's rights advocates (and, less explicitly, of temperance workers), was a first step in weakening the privacy paradigm that had kept battered women from finding justice in the legal system.”
“Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's position is strengthened by military and political successes in weakening al-Qaeda and winning over many Sunni Muslims who formerly supported the insurgency.”
“Al-Maliki's position is strengthened by military and political successes in weakening al-Qaeda and winning over many Sunni Muslims who formerly supported the insurgency.”
“The most serious effects of hypoxia on fisheries are probably: longterm weakening of species also stressed by overfishing habitat loss longterm changes in ecology (e.g. a shift in the dominant species of algae, which can change the dominant fish species) economic losses”
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