Weak·en v. t. [imp. & p. p. Weakened p. pr. & vb. n. Weakening.]
1. To make weak; to lessen the strength of; to deprive of strength; to debilitate; to enfeeble; to enervate; as, to weaken the body or the mind; to weaken the hands of a magistrate; to weaken the force of an objection or an argument.
Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. --Neh. vi. 9.
2. To reduce in quality, strength, or spirit; as, to weaken tea; to weaken any solution or decoction.
adj 1: impaired by diminution [syn: diminished, lessened, vitiated]
2: made weak or weaker
3: reduced in strength; "the faded tones of an old recording"
[syn: attenuate, attenuated, faded]
4: mixed with water; "sold cut whiskey"; "a cup of thinned
soup" [syn: cut, thinned]
5: used of inanimate objects or their value [syn: hurt]