afzwakken

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Etymology[edit]

From af +‎ zwak (weak).

Verb[edit]

afzwakken (past singular zwakte af, past participle afgezwakt)

  1. to weaken
    In verleden, aardmagnetisch veld zwakte niet altijd af.
    In the past, Earth's magnetic field didn't always weaken.
  2. to subside, to quiet down, to slow down
    Deskundigen melden groei digitale muziekverkoop afzwakken.
    Growth of digital music sales is slowing down - experts report.
  3. to relax (requirement or rule)
    De toezichthouder moet daarom de eisen afzwakken.
    That is why regulatory authority should relax the requirements.

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