Examples of weaken in a Sentence
The disease weakens the immune system.
Some are concerned that the increase in taxes will weaken the economy.
The beams had been weakened by water damage.
efforts to weaken environmental laws
The recent setbacks have not weakened our resolve.
These kinds of contradictions weaken your argument.
The disease causes the immune system to weaken.
The dollar has continued to weaken against the euro.
Lower interest rates have weakened the dollar.
Recent Examples of weaken from the Web
Last year Syria endured a large outbreak caused by the live (but weakened) viruses in the oral vaccine used in many countries.
But as the current weakens, some of the water flows back toward the United States' East Coast instead.
Tough talk against China was a big part of Trump's campaign pitch, but the prospect of an actual trade war with China could weaken that last line of defense for the GOP.
Any formal investment from Beijing would further weaken the strategic advantage for New Delhi to invest in Chabahar, which is close to Pakistan’s western border.
Muscular Dystrophy is a disease that causes the muscles to weaken over time, and for me is taking away my ability to breathe independently.
In a sharp shift, the new rules further weaken the network of consumer assisters, known as navigators, whose funding the Department Health and Human Services slashed last year.
Oil rose from near the lowest in more than two weeks in New York as the dollar weakened, while concerns that trade conflict between the U.S. and China could hurt the global economy still weighed on the market.
Problems with nutrition brought on by the nausea and what can be near constant vomiting can weaken a woman's muscles, leading to the need for more bed rest.
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First Known Use of weaken
Synonym Discussion of weaken
- a disease that weakens the body's defenses
- enfeebled by starvation
- the debilitating effects of surgery
- a poor diet undermines your health
- drugs had sapped his ability to think
- crippled by arthritis
- disabled by an injury sustained at work
WEAKEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of weaken for English Language Learners
: to make (something or someone) weaker, less forceful, less effective, etc.
: to become weaker, less forceful, less effective, etc.
of money : to decrease in value when compared to money from other countries
WEAKEN Defined for Kids
Definition of weaken for Students
- … he didn't want to weaken his message by varying it one bit.
- —E. L. Konigsburg, Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
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