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English adjective: weakening

1. weakening causing debilitation


Synonymsdebilitative, enervating, enfeebling


Similardebilitating


Antonymsinvigorating

2. weakening moderating by making pain or sorrow weaker


Similarmoderating


Antonymsintensifying


English noun: weakening

1. weakening (event) becoming weaker


Broader (hypernym)shift, transformation, transmutation


Narrower (hyponym)atrophy, attenuation, debilitation, downfall, enervation, enfeeblement, exhaustion, fading, fall, loosening, relaxation, slackening, withering


Antonymsstrengthening

2. weakening (act) the act of reducing the strength of something


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down


Narrower (hyponym)dilution, etiolation, wilt, wilting


Antonymsstrengthening









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