# weakening

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary

## English[edit]

### Verb[edit]

**weakening**

### Noun[edit]

**weakening** (*countable and uncountable*, *plural* **weakenings**)

- An instance or process of loss of strength.
- Charles Dickens
- That immortal creature had gone over the proofs with great pains — had of course taken out the stiflings — hard-plungings, lungeings, and other convulsions — and had also taken out her
**weakenings**and damagings of her own effects.

- That immortal creature had gone over the proofs with great pains — had of course taken out the stiflings — hard-plungings, lungeings, and other convulsions — and had also taken out her

- Charles Dickens
- (uncountable, mathematics) A structural principle of mathematical logic that states that the hypotheses of any derived fact may be freely extended with additional assumptions.