affaiblir etymology

French word affaiblir comes from French faible (Weakness (for someone/something) Lacking endurance. Weak.), French a-, French -ir (A suffix forming infinitives of many verbs.)

Detailed word origin of affaiblir

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
faible French (fra) Weakness (for someone/something) Lacking endurance. Weak.
a- French (fra) A prefix forming words, especially verbs, that denote entering a state, making progress toward a goal, or the like. A-, non-, -less.
-ir French (fra) A suffix forming infinitives of many verbs.
affaiblir French (fra) (reflexive) to weaken [to become weaker]. (transitive) to weaken, to flag, to make weaker, to enfeeble, enervate, attenuate.

Words with the same origin as affaiblir

Descendants of faible
affaiblissement faiblard faiblir
Descendants of a-
aborder accoucher accouplement accoupler affaire agenouiller allonger amener apaiser apitoyer arrivant arriver arrivée assommer attarder atterrir attraper collier déshabiller déshabillé habiller rattrapage rattraper rhabiller
Descendants of -ir
abrutir alentir alunissage aplanir arrondir assainissement asservir asservissable attendrir chérir dégourdir embellir enchérir endurcir enrichir jaunir maigrir rajeunir rajeunissement refroidir ressortir vieillir épaississement