Strengthening Strength"en*ing, a. That strengthens; giving or increasing strength. -- {Strength"en*ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

{Strengthening plaster} (Med.), a plaster containing iron, and supposed to have tonic effects. [1913 Webster]

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  • strengtheningly — adverb In a manner that strengthens, makes strong …   Wiktionary

  • strengthen — strengthener, n. strengtheningly, adv. /strengk theuhn, streng , stren /, v.t. 1. to make stronger; give strength to. 2. Phonet. to change (a speech sound) to an articulation requiring more effort, as from fricative to stop or nongeminate to… …   Universalium

  • fortifyingly — adverb In a manner that fortifies. Syn: strengtheningly …   Wiktionary

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