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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Relax  \Re*lax"\  (r?-l?ks"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Relaxed} 
  (-l?kst");  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Relaxing}.]  [L.  relaxare  pref. 
  re-  re-  +  laxare  to  loose,  to  slacken,  from  laxus  loose.  See 
  {Lax},  and  cf  {Relay},  n.,  {Release}.] 
  1.  To  make  lax  or  loose;  to  make  less  close  firm,  rigid, 
  tense,  or  the  like  to  slacken;  to  loosen;  to  open  as  to 
  relax  a  rope  or  cord;  to  relax  the  muscles  or  sinews. 
 
  Horror  .  .  .  all  his  joints  relaxed.  --Milton. 
 
  Nor  served  it  to  relax  their  serried  files. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  make  less  severe  or  rigorous;  to  abate  the  stringency 
  of  to  remit  in  respect  to  strenuousness,  earnestness,  or 
  effort;  as  to  relax  discipline;  to  relax  one's  attention 
  or  endeavors. 
 
  The  statute  of  mortmain  was  at  several  times  relaxed 
  by  the  legislature.  --Swift. 
 
  3.  Hence  to  relieve  from  attention  or  effort;  to  ease;  to 
  recreate;  to  divert;  as  amusement  relaxes  the  mind. 
 
  4.  To  relieve  from  constipation;  to  loosen;  to  open  as  an 
  aperient  relaxes  the  bowels. 
 
  Syn:  To  slacken;  loosen;  loose;  remit;  abate;  mitigate;  ease; 
  unbend;  divert. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  relaxed 
  adj  1:  without  strain  or  anxiety;  "gave  the  impression  of  being 
  quite  relaxed";  "a  relaxed  and  informal  discussion" 
  [syn:  {at  ease}]  [ant:  {tense}] 
  2:  made  less  tense  or  rigid;  "his  relaxed  muscles" 




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