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Enfeeble vs. Weaken

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Enfeebleverb

(transitive) To make feeble.

Weakenverb

(transitive) To make weaker or less strong.

‘weaken a bond’; ‘weaken a joint’;

Enfeebleverb

To make feeble; to deprive of strength; to reduce the strength or force of; to weaken; to debilitate.

‘Enfeebled by scanty subsistence and excessive toil.’;

Weakenverb

(intransitive) To become weaker or less strong.

‘OVer the years my enthusiasms for the job has weakened.’;

Enfeebleverb

make weak;

‘Life in the camp drained him’;

Weakenverb

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.

‘Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done.’;

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Weakenverb

To reduce in quality, strength, or spirit; as, to weaken tea; to weaken any solution or decoction.

Weakenverb

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.

Weakenverb

lessen the strength of;

‘The fever weakened his body’;

Weakenverb

become weaker;

‘The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days’;

Weakenverb

destroy property or hinder normal operations;

‘The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war’;

Weakenverb

reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of;

‘de-escalate a crisis’;

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Weakenverb

lessen in force or effect;

‘soften a shock’; ‘break a fall’;

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