EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

weak +‎ -en

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈwikən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːkən

VerbEdit

weaken (third-person singular simple present weakens, present participle weakening, simple past and past participle weakened)

  1. (transitive) To make weaker or less strong.
    weaken a bond
    weaken a joint
  2. (intransitive) To become weaker or less strong.
    Over the years my enthusiasms for the job has weakened.

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