noun see strengthen

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Strengthener — Strength en*er, n. One who, or that which, gives or adds strength. Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strengthener — index reinforcement Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • strengthener — strengthen ► VERB ▪ make or become stronger. DERIVATIVES strengthener noun …   English terms dictionary

  • strengthener — noun a device designed to provide additional strength the cardboard backing was just a strengthener he used gummed reinforcements to hold the page in his notebook • Syn: ↑reinforcement • Derivationally related forms: ↑reinforce (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • strengthener — See strengthen. * * * …   Universalium

  • strengthener — noun Something used to give additional strength …   Wiktionary

  • strengthener — Synonyms and related words: advocate, alpenstock, arm, athletic supporter, back, backbone, backing, bandeau, bearer, bra, brace, bracer, bracket, brassiere, buttress, cane, carrier, cervix, corset, crook, crutch, foundation garment, fulcrum,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • strengthener — strength·en·er || strŋθənÉ™ n. something which provides additional strength, something which reinforces …   English contemporary dictionary

  • strengthener — strength·en·er …   English syllables

  • 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

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