(Law) To claim incapacity as setting aside or preventing enforcement of (a deed or contract). (Intransitive) To become faded; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.
To become weak or faint; lose strength; languish
To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly; as, to exhaust a subject.
(Archaic) To underrate; underestimate
To make (a quantity) smaller.
To become sicker after partial recovery from an illness.
To decline, as in strength or effectiveness: (Intransitive) Said of a time period that comes to an end.
To walk lamely, especially with irregularity, as if favoring one leg.
(By extension) To run through from first to last; to repeat like a schoolboy declining a noun.
The definition of abate means to become less or lower in amount or force than at a prior time.
To feel great fear or anxiety To mark with a flag, especially to indicate the importance of something.
To faint is defined as to pass out or to lose consciousness for a period of time.
(Chemistry) To decrease the valence of (an atom) by adding electrons.
To reduce to a minimum; decrease to the least possible amount, degree, etc. (Medicine) To partially or completely remove a nerve.
Cripple is defined as to disable or make unable to function properly.
To take away characteristics traditionally associated with masculinity, such as courage or strength:
To remove the testicles of a male; geld or emasculate.
To diminish or destroy the strength or vitality of.
To weaken, injure, or impair, often by degrees or imperceptibly; sap:
To cause to weaken, be damaged, or diminish, as in quality:
To deprive of strength; make feeble.
Unnerve is defined as to cause fear or loss of confidence.
To make unable or unfit; esp., to make incapable of normal activity; disable
Thin means in a slender or narrow way.
To make thinner or less concentrated by adding a liquid such as water. (US, intransitive) To wash one's hands and/or face, often around mealtimes.
To renew in the mind; recall:
Straighten is to make something orderly or unwavy.
To cause to move more rapidly; hasten
Animate is defined as to bring to life.
(Electronics) To reduce the amplitude of an electrical signal with little or no distortion. To impair the soundness, goodness, or value of; to harm or cause destruction.
To prevent the success of; thwart:
To deplete is defined as to diminish or use up the supply of something.
To lower in spirits; deject. (Intransitive) To grow worse; to be impaired in quality; to degenerate.
(Music) To reduce (a perfect or a minor interval) by a half step
To disable is defined as to make something not work that was working before, or to injure someone in a way that makes them unable to do something.
To deprive (a male) of the power to reproduce, as by removing the testicles; castrate; geld To make invalid. Especially applied to contract law.
To be or become weak or feeble; lose strength or vigor:
To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of
To impair the progress or functioning of; make inoperative or powerless:
To sink, bend, or curve, esp. in the middle, from weight or pressure
To undermine the foundations of (a fortification).
Tire is defined as becoming weary or in need of rest, or to lose interest.
To become lower in value or amount; lessen, as prices, funds, etc.
To use up or spend without real need, gain, or purpose; squander
To lose strength or power
To untie, disassemble, or loosen:
To salivate in anticipation of food:
To relent is to become less severe, to soften in attitude or temper, or to give up on an intense position.
To make or become less tense, taut, or firm; loosen:
To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
In a strong manner; greatly, severely, vigorously, etc.
To reverse the effect of escalation on (something); reduce or lessen in scope, magnitude, etc.
reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of
(Intransitive) To become damp; to deaden.
To restrain or check; discourage:
To interrupt; to destroy the continuity of; to dissolve or terminate.
Sabotage is defined as to intentionally destroy something.
To counteract is to act in opposition to or against some force in order to neutralize the force.
Subvert is defined as to overthrow, destroy or undermine.
Lose is defined as to wind up without something or to fail in a competition.
Droop is defined as to hang down, bend down or to lose strength. (Intransitive) To break or separate into pieces; to disintegrate or come apart.
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To become insane; to suffer a mental breakdown.
To deprive of richness or strength: Synonym Study
both suggest a weakening or impairing by subtle or stealthy means authority undermined by rumors, strength sapped by disease
implies a lessening of force, vigor, energy, etc., as through indulgence in luxury enervated by idleness
suggests a partial or temporary gradual weakening, as by disease or dissipation debilitated by alcoholic excesses
, the most general of these words, implies a lessening of strength, power, soundness, etc. weakened by disease, to weaken an argument
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