When something weakens, it becomes less strong or powerful. The muscle that weakens most quickly is the muscle that is used the most.

  • The muscle weakens when you don't use it.

  • The country's economy is weakening because of the war.

Definition of weakens


lessen in force or effect


break, damp, dampen, soften


reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of


de-escalate, step down


destroy property or hinder normal operations


counteract, countermine, sabotage, subvert, undermine


become weaker


lessen the strength of

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Example Sentences for weakens

  • 1

    The deletions will weaken the article.

  • 2

    Testosterone weakens the immune system.

  • 3

    Egocentrism begins strongly and then weakens.

  • 4

    The attack severely weakened the church.

  • 5

    The center of the keystone is deliberately weakened.

  • 6

    The column of the leg has weakened.

  • 7

    The hurricane turned to the northeast and weakened.

  • 8

    Is the virus weakened, or are the microbes containing them

  • 9

    Cut the nostrils of a pig to weaken the snout.

  • 10

    The aim was to cause dissension and weaken morale.