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 for Weakening
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  moderating \moderating\ adj.
     lessening in intensity or strength. Opposite of
     intensifying. [Narrower terms: tempering; weakening]
     [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Weaken \Weak"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Weakened; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Weakening.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To make weak; to lessen the strength of; to deprive of
        strength; to debilitate; to enfeeble; to enervate; as, to
        weaken the body or the mind; to weaken the hands of a
        magistrate; to weaken the force of an objection or an
        argument.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it
              be not done.                          --Neh. vi. 9.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To reduce in quality, strength, or spirit; as, to weaken
        tea; to weaken any solution or decoction.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  weakening
      adj 1: causing debilitation [syn: debilitative, enervating,
             enfeebling, weakening]
      2: moderating by making pain or sorrow weaker
      n 1: becoming weaker [ant: strengthening]
      2: the act of reducing the strength of something [ant:
         strengthening]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  91 Moby Thesaurus words for "weakening":
     abatement, abridgment, alleviation, attenuation, attrition,
     bankruptcy, blunting, breakage, breakdown, collapse, contraction,
     crack-up, crippling, damage, dampening, damping, deadening,
     debilitation, decrease, decrement, decrescence, deduction,
     deflation, depreciation, depression, destruction, detriment,
     devitalization, devitalizing, dilapidation, dilution, diminishment,
     diminution, disablement, disrepair, draining, dulling, dying,
     dying off, effemination, encroachment, enervating, enervation,
     enfeeblement, enfeebling, evisceration, exhausting, exhaustion,
     extenuation, fade-out, fatigue, fatiguing, grueling, harm,
     hobbling, hurt, hurting, impairment, inanition, incapacitation,
     infringement, injury, inroad, languishment, lessening, letup, loss,
     lowering, maiming, mayhem, miniaturization, mischief, mitigation,
     mutilation, reduction, relaxation, ruination, ruinousness,
     sabotage, sagging, sapping, scaling down, scathe, sickening,
     simplicity, slackening, softening, spoiling, subtraction, thinning,
     trying
  
  

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