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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • \ˈwē-kən\
    • /ˈwiːk.ən.ɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • \ˈwē-kən\

Definitions of weakening word

  • noun weakening Present participle of weaken. 1
  • noun weakening loss of physical strength 0
  • noun weakening reduction in value 0
  • noun weakening lessening 0
  • adjective weakening causing weakness 0

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Parts of speech for Weakening


weakening popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% 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.

weakening usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for weakening

adjective weakening

  • flagging — becoming smaller or weaker; dwindling.
  • fading — to lose brightness or vividness of color.
  • waning — to decrease in strength, intensity, etc.: Daylight waned, and night came on. Her enthusiasm for the cause is waning.
  • failing — Slang. an embarrassing or humorous mistake, humiliating situation, etc., that is subject to ridicule and given an exaggerated importance: Their app update is a massive fail. the condition or quality resulting from having failed in this way: His online post is full of fail. a person who fails in this way.
  • abating — to reduce in amount, degree, intensity, etc.; lessen; diminish: to abate a tax; to abate one's enthusiasm.

noun weakening

  • deterioration — the act or process of deteriorating.
  • decline — If something declines, it becomes less in quantity, importance, or strength.
  • damage — To damage an object means to break it, spoil it physically, or stop it from working properly.
  • destabilization — to make unstable; rid of stabilizing attributes: conflicts that tend to destabilize world peace.
  • destabilisation — Alternative spelling of destabilization.

Antonyms for weakening

noun weakening

Top questions with weakening

  • why is dollar weakening?
  • why is the dollar weakening?
  • why is rupee weakening against dollar?
  • what is field weakening?
  • what problems resulted from weakening the bank?

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