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What is the opposite of strengthens?

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Opposite of 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.”
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Opposite of 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.”
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Opposite of 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.”
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Opposite of to reinforce, especially by addition or augmentation
“The buildings are subject to periodic earthquakes and volcanic activity that can destabilize them.”
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Opposite of to gain, or cause to gain, in intensity or severity
“Patients should be observed in a closed ward setting until signs and symptoms abate.”
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Opposite of to scale up
“For two to three days immediately preceding competition, Trent would decrease the intensity of his workout and increase his carbohydrate intake.”
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Opposite of 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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