weakening

[ US /ˈwikənɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /wˈiːkənɪŋ/ ]
NOUN
  1. becoming weaker
  2. the act of reducing the strength of something
ADJECTIVE
  1. causing debilitation
  2. moderating by making pain or sorrow weaker
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How To Use weakening In A Sentence

  • Nevertheless, the international credit crunch and the weakening of global growth will "aggravate" the slowdown of the Icelandic economy, Mr. Haarde said. As Iceland's Krona Falls,
  • At this point IWN relocated from Jerusalem to Ramat Gan, a move which inevitably led to a certain weakening of the relationship with Knesset members. Israel Women's Network.
  • But it is not so clear that this weakening of states increases the possibility of the political independence or autonomy of oppressed nations within them, because the bourgeoisies of the weakened nation-states in question fight back.
  • As the various ingredients begin to solidify, their surface properties change, weakening the emulsion so that the fat droplets can coalesce still further during the freezing phase.
  • In the SOFAR channel, low frequency waves may travel thousands of miles before weakening.
  • Soon, however, social turmoil swept the country, weakening the monarch's effectiveness as an arbiter of political disputes, and exacerbating communal violence among Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa, the three major ethnic communities.
  • There is so marked an absence of carving that it seems as if ornamentation would have been weakening and trammelling. Cathedrals and Cloisters of the South of France, Volume 1
  • During one particularly intense session of meditation, the patient had a vivid recollection of being three years old, and suffering a severe double hernial rupture, caused by a weakening of the muscles in the pelvic region. Meditation as Medicine
  • In an experimental laboratory study, Daley showed that weakening in the hinge area facilitates rapid fragmentation of the shell (within months) even before disarticulation is achieved.
  • With the expectations of Bank of England hiking rates next week the sterling will see some weakening.
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