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weak

1. lacking in political or strategic strength
2. (of a syllable) not accented or stressed
3. (of a fuel-air mixture) containing a relatively low proportion of fuel
4. Photog having low density or contrast; thin
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And now both together attacked our heroe, whose blows did not retain that force with which they had fallen at first, so weakened was he by his combat with Thwackum; for though the pedagogue chose rather to play solos on the human instrument, and had been lately used to those only, yet he still retained enough of his antient knowledge to perform his part very well in a duet .
Absence had increased her desire of seeing Charlotte again, and weakened her disgust of Mr.
(Nicholas), her resolve weakened. She wept quietly, and felt that she was a sinner who loved her father and little nephew more than God.
His heart is very much weakened. He had a bad fainting fit, but with a long rest he may recover."
The Trump administration is again toying with the idea of abandoning the strong dollar policy supported by the past four administrations and might intentionally weaken the dollar, instead.
Inhaling vapour from e-cigarettes can weaken the immune system and make the flu virus much more deadly, according to new research.
Summary: New Delhi (India), May 4 (ANI): The cyclonic storm 'Fani' that wreak havoc in Odisha on Friday and West Bengal on Saturday, has now weakened into a deep depression and lay centred over Bangladesh and expected to weaken further into a depression.
He said the cold weather will continue until Wednesday, when the cold air mass will gradually start to weaken.
'We are not against accountability but the ongoing process of accountability is partial and intended to weaken the 'most popular' political party.
"This freshwater caused the AMOC to weaken because it prevented the waters getting dense enough to sink," David Thornalley of the University College London, who co-authored one of the studies, told AFP.
The Sudan central bank has said that it has decided to weaken the exchange rate at which banks can trade dollars.
ISLAMABAD -- Former Provincial Minister Sarfraz Bugti has said that the provincial lawmakers tabled no-confidence motion against CM Zehri because of political differences and it was not intended to weaken PML-N.