Definitions for "Weaken"
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.
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.
destroy property or hinder normal operations; "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"
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reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of; "de-escalate a crisis"