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Adjective weakening has 2 senses
  1. debilitative, enervating, enfeebling, weakening - causing debilitation
    Antonym: invigorating (indirect, via debilitating)
  2. weakening - moderating by making pain or sorrow weaker
    intensifying (indirect, via moderating)
Noun weakening has 2 senses
  1. weakening - becoming weaker
    --1 is a kind of
    transformation, transmutation, shift
    Antonyms: strengthening
    --1 has particulars:
     debilitation, enervation, enfeeblement, exhaustion; atrophy, withering; attenuation, fading; fall, downfall; relaxation, loosening, slackening
    Derived form: verb weaken2
  2. weakening - the act of reducing the strength of something
    --2 is a kind of
    decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down
    Antonyms: strengthening
    --2 has particulars: wilt, wilting; dilution; etiolation
    Derived form: verb weaken1
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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