Weakener
Weakener \Weak"en*er\, n. One who, or that which, weakens. ``[Fastings] weakeners of sin.'' --South. [1913 Webster]

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  • weakener — noun that which weakens or causes a loss of strength doubt is a great weakener of resolve • Derivationally related forms: ↑weaken • Hypernyms: ↑agent …   Useful english dictionary

  • weakener — noun see weaken …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • weakener — See weaken. * * * …   Universalium

  • weakener — noun a person who, or thing that weakens …   Wiktionary

  • weakener — n. someone or something that weakens …   English contemporary dictionary

  • weakener — weak·en·er …   English syllables

  • weaken — weakener, n. /wee keuhn/, v.t. 1. to make weak or weaker. 2. Phonet. to change (a speech sound) to an articulation requiring less effort, as from geminate to nongeminate or from stop to fricative. v.i. 3. to become weak or weaker. [1520 30; WEAK… …   Universalium

  • weaken — verb (weakened; weakening) Date: 1530 transitive verb 1. to make weak ; lessen the strength of 2. to reduce in intensity or effectiveness intransitive verb to become weak • weakener noun Synonyms …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • weaken — verb make or become weak. Derivatives weakener noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • weaken — /ˈwikən/ (say weekuhn) verb (i) 1. to become weak or weaker. –verb (t) 2. to make weak or weaker. {weak + en1} –weakener, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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