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. [1913 Webster] Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. --Neh. vi.
To reduce in quality, strength, or spirit; as, to weaken tea; to weaken any solution or decoction. [1913 Webster]
Word Netweakened adj
2 made weak or weaker
5 used of inanimate objects or their value [syn: hurt]
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- Reduced, made less strong.
- His weakened immune system couldn't cope with the infection.
- past of weaken