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  Definition of Relaxation
  1. the act of making less strict
  2. a method of solving simultaneous equations by guessing a solution and then reducing the errors that result by successive approximations until all the errors are less than some specified amount
  3. freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
  4. an occurrence of control or strength weakening; "the relaxation of requirements"; "the loosening of his grip"; "the slackening of the wind"
  5. a state of refreshing tranquility
  6. (physics) the exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance
  7. (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers
Similar Words: liberalization, liberalisation, relaxation method, rest, ease, repose, loosening, slackening, easiness, relaxation behavior

 

Hyponyms: bedrest, bed rest, lie-in, quiescence, quiescency, dormancy, sleeping, leisure, thaw, languor, dreaminess

 

Derivational Morphology: relax, loosen, liberalize, liberalise, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow down, recumb, repose, recline, rest, slacken, remit, loose, slack, slack up, unstrain, unlax, make relaxed

 

 
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