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    weaken

    weaken - Dictionary definition and meaning for word weaken

    Definition
    (verb) lessen the strength of
    Example Sentence
    • The fever weakened his body
    Definition
    (verb) become weaker
    Example Sentence
    • The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days
    Definition
    (verb) destroy property or hinder normal operations
    Example Sentence
    • The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war
    Definition
    (verb) reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of
    Synonyms : de-escalate , step down
    Example Sentence
    • de-escalate a crisis
    Definition
    (verb) lessen in force or effect
    Synonyms : break , damp , dampen , soften
    Example Sentence
    • soften a shock
    • break a fall
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