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From meek +‎ -en.

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meeken (third-person singular simple present meekens, present participle meekening, simple past and past participle meekened)

  1. To make or become meek or submissive.
    • John Wesley
      Tear each other's flesh no more,
      But kindly think and speak the same;
      All express the meekening power
      And spirit Of the Lamb!
    • 2001, Christian Bök, Eunoia:
      "Whenever Helen sleeps, her fevered rest meekens her; hence, she re-emerges enfeebled -- her strength, expended; her reserves, depleted."