From Wiktionary: 3. (with infinitive) to be too weak to do a thing, to be unable
Sample using this definition:
This friction <astheneo-s> to resist the force.
An answer in the negative counts.
After various types of searches, I found that the French verb asthénier appears to be ultimately derived from the noun ἀσθένεια, but the online French-English dictionaries I consulted didn't know the verb asthénier.
I have not found online evidence for the existence of the verb "asthenize".
While you might coin the verb "asthenize", it is not clear whether it would fit into the sentence "This friction to resist the force." Verbs on
-ize/-ise usually imply a change, and asthenize would probably mean "to become weaker", which would not make sense in this sentence.