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Definition 1: the act of reducing the strength of something - [noun denoting act]

(weakening is a kind of ...) the act of decreasing or reducing something

(... is a kind of weakening ) causing to become limp or drooping

(... is a kind of weakening ) weakening (reducing the concentration) by the addition of water or a thinner

(... is a kind of weakening ) the act of weakening by stunting the growth or development of something

"the etiolation of the critical tradition"

Definition 2: becoming weaker - [noun denoting event]

(weakening is a kind of ...) a qualitative change

(... is a kind of weakening ) serious weakening and loss of energy

(... is a kind of weakening ) any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)

(... is a kind of weakening ) weakening in force or intensity

"attenuation in the volume of the sound"

(... is a kind of weakening ) a sudden decline in strength or number or importance

"the fall of the House of Hapsburg"

(... is a kind of weakening ) an occurrence of control or strength weakening

"the relaxation of requirements" "the loosening of his grip" "the slackening of the wind"

Definition 3: causing debilitation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for weakening in the sense of this definition

(weakening is similar to ...) impairing the strength and vitality

Definition 4: moderating by making pain or sorrow weaker - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(weakening is similar to ...) lessening in intensity or strength

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