Definition and Meanings for weaken
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Part of Speech of weaken
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb
Meaning of weaken
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to make weak; to lessen the strength of; to deprive of strength; to debilitate; to enfeeble; to enervate; as, to weaken the body or the mind; to weaken the hands of a magistrate; to weaken the force of an objection or an argument.
- to reduce in quality, strength, or spirit; as, to weaken tea; to weaken any solution or decoction.
as intransitive verb
- to become weak or weaker; to lose strength, spirit, or determination; to become less positive or resolute; as, the patient weakened; the witness weakened on cross-examination.