English word weaken comes from English -en, English weak.
Weaken detailed word origin explanation
|-en || English (eng) ||(dialectal, or, non-standard, rare) Used to form the plural of nouns. Can be used to denote the plural form of a small number of English words, the majority of whose etymology goes back to the n-stem (i.e. weak noun) declension of Germanic languages. Used to form the diminutives of certain nouns. When attached to certain adjectives, it forms a transitive verb whose meaning is, to make [...] |
|weak || English (eng) ||(Germanic languages, of adjectives) Definite in meaning, often used with a definite article or similar word.. (Germanic languages, of nouns) Showing less distinct grammatical endings.. (Germanic languages, of verbs) Regular in inflection, lacking vowel changes and having a past tense with -d- or -t-.. (chemistry) That does not ionize completely into anions and cations in a solution.. [...] |
|weaken || English (eng) ||(intransitive) To become weaker.. (transitive) To make weaker. |
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