Weakening - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwiːkənɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word weakening
Brit.  |ˈwiːkənɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word weakening
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to weaken

noun

- becoming weaker
- the act of reducing the strength of something

adjective

- causing debilitation (syn: debilitative, enervating, enfeebling)
- moderating by making pain or sorrow weaker

Examples

The country still refuses to capitulate despite its weakening army and dwindling resources.

The markets (=all the stock markets in the world) are better prepared for a weakening economy than they were ten years ago.

A spider's web can stretch considerably without weakening.

my interviews with teenagers revealed a weakening of religious bonds

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