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To become, or cause to become, physically weaker
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“Hunger would beget sickness, and the sickness would weaken and impoverish the Irish clans.”
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To physically wilt or wither
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“As corn stalks weaken due to this rot, they become more susceptible to collapsing and forfeiting quality grain.”
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To reduce, or cause to reduce, in intensity or strength
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“In reality, however, this circumstance tends to weaken the intensity of the disturbing force.”
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To adulterate or dilute the concentration or potency of
“Heating at high temperatures did not appear to weaken the potency of the extracts.”
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To undermine or be detrimental to
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“The practice of habitual self-control preserves him from mistakes calculated to weaken his authority.”
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To gradually fade or wane away
“The villagers huddled around their fires and hoped that the storm would weaken and do no damage to their crops.”
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To yield or lose one's resolve
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“She worried that her resolve would weaken and that she would give in to her cravings.”
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To cause physical or bodily damage or injury to
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To represent or estimate at less than the true value or importance
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To expose to danger or the risk of loss
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To diminish the confidence or courage of
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To stop operating
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To destroy, weaken or work against
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To decrease or reduce in sensitivity
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To put an end to, especially formally
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To reduce from a higher to a lower state or quality
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To make or prove (an argument, statement, or theory) unsound or erroneous
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To disembowel, to remove the viscera
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To weaken an armed opposition, such as a military or army
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To (excessively) exert for a particular task, purpose or goal
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Live or spend a period of time in a dull, inactive, unchallenging way
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To make ineligible, as for entry to an examination
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To severely restrict the efficiency or effectiveness of
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To weaken someone's morale over a long period
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