Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Definition of Weaken


  1. To make weak; to lessen the strength of; to deprive of strength; to debilitate; to enfeeble; to enervate; as, to weaken the body or the mind; to weaken the hands of a magistrate; to weaken the force of an objection or an argument.
  2. To reduce in quality, strength, or spirit; as, to weaken tea; to weaken any solution or decoction.
  3. To become weak or weaker; to lose strength, spirit, or determination; to become less positive or resolute; as, the patient weakened; the witness weakened on cross-examination.
More "Weaken" Quotations

Weaken Translations

weaken in Dutch is aanlengen
weaken in French is affaiblissez, affaiblissons, affaiblissent
weaken in Italian is indebolire, debilitare
weaken in Latin is macero, adflicto affligo, deficio, attero, adficio
weaken in Spanish is debilitar
Copyright © 2001 - 2016 BrainyQuote