- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||transitive verb & intransitive verb
||weakened, weakening, weakens
||to make or become weak or weaker.
- attenuate, debilitate, enervate, fade, waste
- stiffen, strengthen, toughen
- similar words:
- cripple, dampen, decline, depress, dilute, dim, diminish, dwindle, ebb, enfeeble, exhaust, flag, impair, lessen, mitigate, relent, sap, shrivel, thin, tire, undermine, wane, water down, waver, wear
||ail, batter, canker, collapse, cut, deaden, debase, decay, decrease, destroy, fail, fatigue, flaw, give, hurt, injure, lag, languish, moderate, obscure, overcome, qualify, sag, sink, tire, trail, vitiate, warp, waste, wear, wilt
The word weaken
contains the following part:
that means to cause to be or become or have
More about this word part:
The suffix -en1 forms verbs from monosyllabic English adjectives.