Definitions of strengthening

  1. the act of increasing the strength of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. That strengthens; giving or increasing strength. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. Process by which anything is strengthened. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for strengthening

  1. Regulars, Militia, and Volunteers were marching down to their chin- deep trenches, while those who were already there busied themselves in improving their loopholes and strengthening their head cover. – The Invasion by William Le Queux
  2. But he recognised the difficulties, which should nerve them to greater earnestness in strengthening public opinion in this country on the subject. – Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888 by Edward VII