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weakened

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 containing foreign or lower-grade substances
  • the pharmacist, motivated by pure greed, would pass off the weakened drugs to unsuspecting customers, some of whom had life-threatening illnesses

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3 lacking strength of will or character
  • the nation's people, weakened by years of tyranny, tended to automatically obey anyone with an authoritative manner

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4 not containing very much of some important element
  • some experts recommend that runners drink a weakened mixture of juice and water

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weakened

verb
past tense of weaken

Synonyms & Antonyms of weakened (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to diminish the physical strength of
  • weeks of hardship in the desert had greatly weakened them

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2 to lose bodily strength or vigor
  • the bodybuilder weakened once she eased off on her workouts

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“Weakened.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/weakened. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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