(Law) To claim incapacity as setting aside or preventing enforcement of (a deed or contract).
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 become weaker
To make (a quantity) smaller.
To become sicker after partial recovery from an illness.
To decline, as in strength or effectiveness:
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 faint is defined as to pass out or to lose consciousness for a period of time.
To become weaker
(Chemistry) To decrease the valence of (an atom) by adding electrons.
To reduce to a minimum; decrease to the least possible amount, degree, etc.
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 destroy the strength or force of; weaken
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.
To make weaker
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 prevent the success of; thwart:
To deplete is defined as to diminish or use up the supply of something.
To lower in spirits; deject.
(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 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.
To become weaker
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To become insane; to suffer a mental breakdown.
To deprive of richness or strength:
- Undermine and sap both suggest a weakening or impairing by subtle or stealthy means authority undermined by rumors, strength sapped by disease
- Enervate implies a lessening of force, vigor, energy, etc., as through indulgence in luxury enervated by idleness
- Debilitate suggests a partial or temporary gradual weakening, as by disease or dissipation debilitated by alcoholic excesses
- Weaken , 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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