affaiblir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a- +‎ faible (weak) +‎ -ir.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.fɛ.bliʁ/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

affaiblir

  1. (transitive) to weaken, to flag, to make weaker, to enfeeble, enervate, attenuate
  2. (reflexive) to weaken [to become weaker]
    Ses muscles se sont affaiblis avec le temps.
    His muscles weakened with time.

Conjugation[edit]

This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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