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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Loosen  \Loos"en\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  loose;  to  become  less  tight,  firm,  or  compact.  --S. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Loosen  \Loos"en\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Loosened};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Loosening}.]  [See  {Loose},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  make  loose;  to  free  from  tightness,  tension,  firmness, 
  or  fixedness;  to  make  less  dense  or  compact;  as  to  loosen 
  a  string,  or  a  knot;  to  loosen  a  rock  in  the  earth. 
  After  a  year's  rooting,  then  shaking  doth  the  tree 
  good  by  loosening  of  the  earth.  --Bacon. 
  2.  To  free  from  restraint;  to  set  at  liberty.. 
  It  loosens  his  hands,  and  assists  his  understanding. 
  3.  To  remove  costiveness  from  to  facilitate  or  increase  the 
  alvine  discharges  of  --Bacon. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  make  loose  or  looser;  "loosen  the  tension  on  a  rope"  [syn:  {loose}] 
  [ant:  {stiffen}] 
  2:  disentangle  and  raise  the  fibers  of  "tease  wool"  [syn:  {tease}, 
  {tease  apart}] 
  3:  make  less  dense 
  4:  become  loose  or  looser;  "The  noose  loosened"  [syn:  {relax}] 
  [ant:  {stiffen}] 

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