What is the opposite of strengthening?

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Noun
Opposite of an instance or period of increasing or expanding in amount, value or size
Noun
Opposite of building up
Noun
Opposite of the state or act of augmenting in strength, amount or degree
Noun
Opposite of metal casing
Noun
Opposite of the action of joining together, or the fact of being joined together
Noun
Opposite of an improvement, or the act of improving, in quality or standard
Noun
Opposite of the reinforcing or bolstering something, or the amount of something
Noun
Opposite of a benefit, or advantage from something
“The players opted for personal glory to the detriment of the team.”
Noun
Opposite of something that promotes action or activity, especially in an official capacity
Adjective
Opposite of conducive to or suggestive of good health and physical well-being
Adjective
Opposite of giving strength, energy and vitality
Adjective
Opposite of invigorating or stimulating
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make physically stronger or tougher
“If your hair has been permed or relaxed, color has to be applied carefully or it can weaken the structure of your hair.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to consolidate or reinforce, especially an opinion or feeling
“Her opponent argues the opposite point, and she must find evidence that can weaken his argument.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to give strength to on a physiological level
“In adults, lead poisoning can result in damage to the central nervous system and severely weaken fingers, joints, wrists, and ankles.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to reinforce, especially by addition or augmentation
“The buildings are subject to periodic earthquakes and volcanic activity that can destabilize them.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to gain, or cause to gain, in intensity or severity
“Patients should be observed in a closed ward setting until signs and symptoms abate.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to scale up
“For two to three days immediately preceding competition, Trent would decrease the intensity of his workout and increase his carbohydrate intake.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to strengthen or toughen a material by heat treatment
“Annealing is required to soften the steel and eliminate strains from forging.”
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