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  Definition of weaken
  1. become weaker; "The prisoner''s resistance weakened after seven days"
  2. lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"
  3. reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of; "de-escalate a crisis"
  4. lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
  5. destroy property or hinder normal operations; "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"
Similar Words: de-escalate, step down, dampen, damp, soften, break, sabotage, undermine, countermine, counteract, subvert

 

Hyponyms: attenuate, melt, disappear, die down, collapse, fade, subside, lessen, blur, dim, slur, pine away, waste, languish, dull, pall, loosen, relax, loose, slacken, slow, slow down, slow up, slack, wilt, de-energize, de-energise, break, devitalize, devitalise, shake, depress, unbrace, etiolate, cripple, stultify, dilute, thin, thin out, reduce, cut, rarefy, blunt, temper, season, mollify, enfeeble, debilitate, drain, enervate, dampen, neutralize, neutralise, nullify, negate, emasculate, castrate, wash out, deafen, deaden, damp, derail

 

Derivational Morphology: weakening, weakener, decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down, de-escalation, damper, sabotage

 

Anagrams: awaken

 

 
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