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
California has unique authority under the Clean Air Act, allowing the state to keep aggressive mileage targets in place even if the federal standards are weakened.
There’s very little data on doses higher than half a milligram per kilogram, although Krystal said some research shows both going too high or too low in dosage weakens ketamine’s effect.
By signing a pre-contract with Leon Goretzka prior to his deal with Schalke running out, Bayern will add the German international to its stable of talent, all while weakening a league foe.
Instead of spraining or tearing, the soft tissue in the ligament stretches and weakens.
Environmentalists predicted the change would drastically weaken limits on toxic heavy metals emitted from power-plant smokestacks.
Self’s case for 10 figures to be strengthened or weakened considerably Saturday — the day all 10 Big 12 schools meet 10 of the 14 SEC schools in what’s known as the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
Although California leads the nation in solar jobs and generation, the state’s market for residential solar power weakened considerably last year.
It is associated with elevated blood pressure, poor sleep, and weakened immunity.
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First Known Use of weaken
Synonymsdebilitate, devitalize, enervate, enfeeble, etiolate, prostrate, sap, soften, tire, waste
Antonymsbeef (up), fortify, strengthen
Related Wordscripple, disable, hamstring, incapacitate; deplete, depress, exhaust, impoverish, unman, wash out; damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, invalid, lay up; break down, grind (down), wear down, wear out; paralyze
Near Antonymsenergize, invigorate, recruit, rejuvenate, vitalize; harden, season, toughen
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
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