Adjective "weakened" definition and examples

(Weakened may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈwiːk(ə)n/

Definitions and examples

verb

Make or become weaker in power, resolve, or physical strength.
  1. no object 'his resistance had weakened'
  2. 'That would surely weaken resolve and put fear into even the stoutest hearts.'
  3. 'The government announced it would go ahead anyway, but its authority had been weakened.'
  4. 'There are no indications that the resolve of members is weakening.'
  5. 'The two major options for states to close their budget gaps — raising taxes and cutting spending — put further stress on a weakening economy,'
  6. 'If the economy weakens further, says Wittman, the President could be in trouble.'
  7. 'Too big a cut, they warn, could panic the markets and weaken confidence, not strengthen it.'
  8. 'When de Gaulle returned to power in 1958, the western alliance was weakening.'
  9. 'Their powers had been weakened and there was not a great deal they could have done about it.'
  10. 'Reduced diet meant starvation and weakened resistance to illness and disease.'
  11. 'It also weakens the market power of firms whose dominance comes from legal protection rather than commercial success.'
  12. 'Marriage has also been weakened by the ease with which you can now obtain a divorce.'

More definitions

1. to make weak or weaker.

2. Phonetics. to change (a speech sound) to an articulation requiring less effort, as from geminate to nongeminate or from stop to fricative. verb (used without object)

3. to become weak or weaker.

More examples(as adjective)

"teams can be weakened to parks."

"teams can be weakened for visits."

"teams can be weakened about boths."

"positions can be weakened by withdrawals."

"people can be weakened by illnesses."

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Origin

(weaken)