W w


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wee-kuh n]
    • /ˈwi kən/
    • /ˈwiː.kən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wee-kuh n]
    • /ˈwi kən/

Definitions of weakened word

  • verb with object weakened to make weak or weaker. 1
  • verb with object weakened Phonetics. to change (a speech sound) to an articulation requiring less effort, as from geminate to nongeminate or from stop to fricative. 1
  • verb without object weakened to become weak or weaker. 1
  • noun weakened Reduced, made less strong. 1
  • verb weakened simple past tense and past participle of weaken. 0

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Origin of weakened

First appearance:

before 1520
One of the 28% oldest English words
First recorded in 1520-30; weak + -en1

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Parts of speech for Weakened


weakened popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

weakened usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for weakened

adjective weakened

  • debilitated — in a severely weakened state
  • enfeebled — Make weak or feeble.
  • deteriorated — Become progressively worse.
  • declining — deteriorating gradually, as in quality, health, or character
  • faded — to lose brightness or vividness of color.

Antonyms for weakened

adjective weakened

  • energetic — Showing or involving great activity or vitality.
  • lively — eventful, stirring, or exciting: The opposition gave us a lively time.
  • unused — not used; not put to use: an unused room.
  • active — Someone who is active moves around a lot or does a lot of things.
  • energized — Simple past tense and past participle of energize.

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