verb (used with object)
Phonetics. to change (a speech sound) to an articulation requiring more effort, as from fricative to stop or nongeminate to geminate.
verb (used without object)
Origin: 1250–1300; Middle English strengthnen. Related forms
pre·strength·en, verb (used with object)
1. buttress, reinforce, fortify, support.
is always a great word to know.
So is uvular. Does it mean: