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strengthened, past participle; strengthens, 3rd person singular present; strengthening, present participle; strengthened, past tense;
  1. Make or become stronger
    • - he advises an application of fluoride to strengthen the teeth
    • - the wind won't strengthen until after dark

  1. make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries"
  2. tone: give a healthy elasticity to; "Let's tone our muscles"
  3. (strengthened) reinforced: given added strength or support; "reinforced concrete contains steel bars or metal netting"
  4. (strengthening) becoming stronger
  5. (strengthening) the act of increasing the strength of something
  6. (Strengthening) Chinese food therapy is a practice of healing using natural foods instead of medications.
  7. To make strong or stronger; to add strength to; to increase the strength of; to fortify; to reinforce; To animate; to give moral strength to; to encourage; to fix in resolution; to hearten; To augment; to improve; to intensify; To grow strong or stronger
  8. ("Strengthening") The addition of a carriage to a train, usually on an ad-hoc basis, for a specific service!
  9. (Strengthening) Empowerment. Increasing capacity or ability to achieve objectives. Make stronger.
  10. (strengthening) of the CONTINGENCY RESERVE ACCOUNT.