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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - That which causes a loss of strength.

Usage examples (4)
  • Doubt is a great weakener of resolve
  • If the dollar drops to below 83 yen from 85.42 currently, the Bank of Japan could inject more cash into the banking system, a yen weakener, Nomura's currency strategist...
  • The constant looking backward to what might have been, instead of forward to what may be, is a great weakener of self-confidence.
  • A pleasure without pain; the continual agitation of the spirits must needs be a weakener to any constitution, especially in age, and many pauses are required for... for more
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