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  Definition of loosen
  1. become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"
  2. make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope"
  3. make less dense; "loosen the soil"
  4. cause to become loose; "undo the shoelace"; "untie the knot"; "loosen the necktie"
  5. disentangle and raise the fibers of; "tease wool"
  6. become less severe or strict; "The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"
  7. make less severe or strict; "The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught"
Similar Words: relax, loose, untie, undo, tease, tease apart

 

Hyponyms: relax, unbend, slacken, remit, slack, unscrew, scarify, ruffle, fluff

 

Grouped Verbs: relax

 

Derivational Morphology: relaxation, loosening, slackening, laxation, undoer, opener, unfastener, untier, untying, undoing, unfastening, teaser, liberalization, liberalisation

 

Anagrams: lesson, Nelson

 

 
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