Definition of weakening:
disabling (part of speech: verb)
- screwing up,
- weakening (part of speech: verb)
- enfeebling (part of speech: verb)
When the fever and cough have gone the child may be allowed to be up and about the room, but for a time should not indulge in violent exercise, because there is often some weakening of the heart muscle by the disease.- "Measles", W. C. Rucker.
- "Those Dale Girls", Frank Weston Carruth.
The relinquishment of charters of national banks in great commercial centers in favor of State charters indicates that some conditions surround the national banks which render them unable to compete with State banks; and their withdrawal results in weakening our national banking system.- "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.