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  • v. Present participle of strengthen.
  • n. That to strengthen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. That strengthens; giving or increasing strength.

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

  • n. the act of increasing the strength of something
  • n. becoming stronger

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Examples

  • +re-toning+, +strengthening+ and +re-vitalizing+ the Sexual Nerves, and strengthening the +erectile+ and +ejaculatory+ muscles.

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  • Whether it was the venison, which we call a strengthening victual, or whether it was the Exmoor mutton, or the keen soft air of the moorlands, anyhow the Doones increased much faster than their honesty.

    Lorna Doone

  • He went on to stress the law's tax credits for small businesses, the fact that children can now stay on their parents' plans up to age 26, and what he called a strengthening of Medicare and a lowering of prescription drug costs.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • Also I've noticed short term strengthening in current numbers.

  • The trustee board's vote came two weeks after Baylor and Rice University announced they had terminated merger negotiations and a week after the medical school confirmed it was in talks with Baylor University about what it called a strengthening of their relationship.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • The announcement comes two weeks after the medical school and Rice University announced they had terminated merger negotiations and a week after the medical school confirmed it was in talks with former parent institution Baylor University about what it called a strengthening of their longstanding relationship.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • And this is what I call the strengthening of the endowment of the regulator.

    contentSutra

  • President Barack Obama on Monday set new goals for improving the U.S. public education system, drawing a link between progress in strengthening the nation's public schools and the health of the U.S. economy.

    Obama Links Education Goals, Economic Recovery

  • Denselow points out that Iran has used the same tactic in strengthening its alliance with Syria and that energy deals signed with Lebanon Tuesday reveal a similar strategy.

    Iranian Money Amplifies Influence in Lebanon

  • Forecasters say the storm could begin strengthening by late Tuesday, and current projections put it on a path to Haiti, where hundreds of thousands of people are living in tent camps following an earthquake in January.

    Tropical Storm Tomas Could Threaten Haiti

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