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weaken

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Verb weaken has 5 senses
  1. weaken - lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"
    --1 is one way to
    change, alter, modify
    Antonyms: strengthen, beef up, fortify
    Derived forms: noun weakener1, noun weakening2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. weaken - become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"
    --2 is one way to
    decrease, diminish, lessen, fall
    Antonyms: strengthen
    Derived form: noun weakening1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  3. sabotage, undermine, countermine, counteract, subvert, weaken - destroy property or hinder normal operations; "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"
    --3 is one way to disobey
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. de-escalate, weaken, step down - reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of; "de-escalate a crisis"
    --4 is one way to decrease, lessen, minify
    Derived form: noun weakener1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. dampen, damp, soften, weaken, break - lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
    --5 is one way to deaden, blunt
    Derived form: noun weakener1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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