strengthener

Definitions

  • Appliance for strengthening the muscles
    Appliance for strengthening the muscles
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n strengthener a device designed to provide additional strength "the cardboard backing was just a strengthener","he used gummed reinforcements to hold the page in his notebook"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Rice flour was used to strengthen some of the bricks that make up the Great Wall of China
    • n Strengthener One who, or that which, gives or adds strength.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Deliberately infecting people with malaria has been used to cure different viral infections. The high fever will strengthen the immune system and fight the virus. In recent times this has been considered as a treatment to HIV
    • n strengthener One who or that which makes strong or stronger; one who or that which increases strength, physical or moral.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.
    • n Strengthener one who, or that which, supplies strength
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Quotations

  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas%20Fuller
    “Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.”
  • Josh Billings
    Josh%20Billings
    “Most people when they come to you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected.”
  • Charles De Gaulle
    Charles%20De%20Gaulle
    “Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”
  • Neal Prescot
    Neal Prescot
    “Choice strengthens all.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “I can do all things through him who strengthens me. [Philippians 4:13]”
  • John Abbott
    John Abbott
    “Every man's ability may be strengthened or increased by culture.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. strengthustrang, strong.

Usage

In literature:

She feared it was a strengthening regard.
"Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen
He at once began to improve the defenses and strengthen the weak places.
"George Washington" by Calista McCabe Courtenay
Am I to strengthen Johnston at Richmond?
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Meanwhile, in Richmond the excitement steadily rose, but the work of strengthening the defenses went steadily on.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
Nevertheless the Whig party, hoping to strengthen its numbers in Congress, did not relax its zeal.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
McClellan was called from the Peninsula to strengthen this new movement.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
She read no longer for passing amusement, but to strengthen and cultivate her mind for future work.
"Mary Wollstonecraft" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
On the 21st, the Allies, being strengthened by the arrival of 1000 French troops, again advanced to meet the enemy.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston
Satan strengthens his awful chains when he can induce me to keep silence concerning my sin.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Modesty may be strengthened into a becoming confidence, but brazen facedness can seldom be toned down into decency.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
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In poetry:

Happy the heart where graces reign,
Where love inspires the breast;
Love is the brightest of the train,
And strengthens all the rest.
"Hymn 38" by Isaac Watts
Strengthen our love, O Lord, that we
May in Thine own great love believe
And, opening all our soul to Thee,
May Thy free gift receive.
"To My Wife" by James Clerk Maxwell
Words of holiest resignation,
Soothing words and strengthening too,
Words of hope and consolation—
For "they know not what they do."
"Forgiveness" by John Bowring
But the great Master said, "I see
No best in kind, but in degree;
I gave a various gift to each,
To charm, to strengthen, and to teach.
"By The Fireside : The Singers" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Give these, and then Thy will be done,
Thus, strengthened with all might,
We, through Thy Spirit and Thy Son,
Shall pray, and pray aright.
"Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright" by James Montgomery
And myriad happy eyes are bent
Upon their changeless love alway;
As, strengthened by their one intent,
They pour the flood of life and day.
"A Hope" by Charles Kingsley

In news:

Trapeze classes offer childlike fun and core strengthening.
Gay marriage bill, would agree to strengthen civil union law.
Isaac strengthens, track models come into better agreement.
Compulsory National Service Would Strengthen American Citizenship.
LBT Strengthens Lady Gaga/Country Coupling .
As each day lengthens and the sun's power strengthens, warming waters trigger the spawning urge in crappie .
An exercise with dumbbells helps strengthen the backs of the shoulders.
Strengthening our nation's front line of defense .
Learn how The Stars are strengthening their roster hoping to land once again in the playoffs.
Higher prices during the past few seasons reflect strengthening demand for pears.
Slowing down the process could strengthen the city's defence if the ban is challenged in court.
Exercise strengthens muscles to help arthritis sufferers.
Leaders of the technology team in the Obama campaign explain that the big payoff from powerful new computing tools was to strengthen its decisive ground game.
Natural gas futures prices temporarily strengthened Sept 4-5 on news that Chesapeake Energy Corp.
It was supposed to offer confirmation of a strengthened relationship between the Barnstable Police Department and alcohol license holders.
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In science:

This strengthens our belief that our approach is generic.
The Two-Body Random Ensemble in Nuclei
We wish to strengthen the definition of a distribution so as to apply to sub-polydiscs of variable size.
Integration in valued fields
For functions radial in at least one variable Lemma 5.2 above can be considerable strengthen.
Pluricomplex charge at weak singularities
Voiculescu, A strengthened asymptotic freeness result for random matrices with applications to free entropy.
Theory of Amalgamated Lp Spaces in Noncommutative Probability
The latter result was recently strengthened by Giacomin and Toninelli , who showed that in the interior of the delocalized phase the number of times the path intersects the interface grows at most logarithmically with its length.
Localization transition for a copolymer in an emulsion
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