Definition of weaken:
- 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.
- 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.
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- disable (part of speech: verb)
- weaken (part of speech: verb)
- enfeeble (part of speech: verb)
- "The Centralia Conspiracy", Ralph Chaplin.
- "Jeanne of the Marshes", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
Germany thus needed to concentrate all of her available submarines at these points; she had an inadequate number for her purpose; to send any considerable force three thousand miles across the Atlantic would simply weaken her efforts in the real scene of warfare and would make her submarine campaign a failure.- "The Victory At Sea", William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick.