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  Definition of relax
  1. cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me"
  2. become less tense, rest, or take one''s ease; "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let''s all relax after a hard day''s work"
  3. become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"
  4. make less tight; "relax the tension on the rope"
  5. make less active or fast; "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don''t relax your efforts now"
  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"
  8. become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner; "our new colleague relaxed when he saw that we were a friendly group"
Similar Words: unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxed, unbend, decompress, slow down, loosen, loose, slack, slacken, slack up

 

Hyponyms: unbend, vege out, vegetate, sit back, take it easy, unbrace

 

Grouped Verbs: loosen

 

Derivational Morphology: easiness, relaxation, relaxer, relaxant, rest, ease, repose, loosening, slackening, laxation, slump, slack, drop-off, falloff, falling off, liberalization, liberalisation

 

 
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