Synonyms of weakening


1. weakening, transformation, transmutation, shift

usage: becoming weaker

2. weakening, decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down

usage: the act of reducing the strength of something


1. weaken, change, alter, modify

usage: lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"

2. weaken, decrease, diminish, lessen, fall

usage: become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"

3. sabotage, undermine, countermine, counteract, subvert, weaken, disobey

usage: destroy property or hinder normal operations; "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"

4. de-escalate, weaken, step down, decrease, lessen, minify

usage: reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of; "de-escalate a crisis"

5. dampen, damp, soften, weaken, break, deaden, blunt

usage: lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"


1. debilitative, enervating, enfeebling, weakening, debilitating (vs. invigorating)

usage: causing debilitation

2. weakening, moderating (vs. intensifying)

usage: moderating by making pain or sorrow weaker

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